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David DiBardino, MD

David DiBardino, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. DiBardino is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2013
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Airway Stenting
  • Benign Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchial Stenosis
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Airway Obstruction (CAO)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Injury
  • Lung Lavage (Lung Washing)
  • Lung Transplant and Airway Complications
  • Lung Tumors
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mesothelioma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Plastic Bronchitis
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Subglottic Stenosis (SGS)
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM)
  • Tracheostomy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. DiBardino is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

DiBardino DM, Bramley K, Haas AR: A 67-year-old woman with a "shrunken" left lung and recurrent pneumonia CHEST : 2018.

DiBardino DM, Rawson DW, Saqi A, Heymann JJ, Pagan CA, Bulman WA.: Next generation sequencing of non-small cell lung cancer using a customized, targeted sequencing panel: Emphasis on small biopsy and cytology. Cytojournal : 2017.

DiBardino DM, Haas AR, Lanfranco AR, Litzky LA, Sterman D, Bessich JL.: Significant complications after adopting transbronchial cryobiopies into clinical practice at a large academic medical center. Ann Am Thorac Soc. : 2017.

DiBardino DM, Brenner K.: Bronchogenic cyst abscess: a challenging case and brief review of management strategies. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol : 2017.

DiBardino DM, Saqi A, Elvin JA, Greenbowe J, Suh JH, Miller VA, Ali SM, Stoopler M, Bulman WA: Yield and clinical utility of next-generation sequencing in selected patients with lung adenocarcinoma. Clinical Lung Cancer 17 (6): 517-522.e3,2016.

DiBardino DM, Lanfranco AR, Haas AR: Bronchoscopic cryotherapy. Clinical applications of the cryoprobe, cryospray, and cryoadhesion. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 13 (8): 1405-15,2016.

Amm B, Kao T-J, Newell J, Isaacson D, Saulnier G, Shoudy D, Boverman G, Sahni R, Weindler M, Chong D, DiBardino D, Davenport D, Ashe J.: Comparison of impedance measurements near the skin of newborns and adults. Physiological Measurement 37 (6): 938-50,2016.

DiBardino D, Kao T-J, Sahni R, Weindler M, Newell J, Amm B, Boverman G, Shoudy D, Saulnier G, Isaacson D, Davenport D, Ashe J, Chong D.: Measuring tidal volume with electrical impedance tomography. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193 (A7644): 2016.

DiBardino D, Kao T-J, Sahni R, Weindler M, Newell J, Amm B, Boverman G, Shoudy D, Saulnier G, Isaacson D, Davenport D, Ashe J, Chong D.: Rapid shallow breathing index calculated by electrical impedance tomography: a case report before and after extubation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 193 (A7645): 2016.

Sahni R, Tzu-Jen K, Weindler M, Chong D, DiBardino D, Newell J, Amm B, Boverman G, Shoudy D, Sabatini J, Saulnier G, Isaacson D, Davenport D, Ashe J.: Use of electrical impedance tomography to evaluate effects of continuous positive airway pressure on lung ventilation and perfusion related impedance changes in preterm infants. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD. : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

1102 Maloney Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)