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David DiBardino, MD

David DiBardino, MD Physician

Associate Director, Clinical Research, Section of Interventional Pulmonology Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish

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 Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchus Deformity
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Central Airway Obstruction
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial Stent Placement
  • Endobronchial Tumor Ablation
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Endobronchial Valve Insertion
  • Foreign Body in Airway
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hypovolemia
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Laser Resection of Airway Tumors
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Needle Procedure
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Septic Shock
  • Stridor
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Tracheal Stomal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Tube Placement
  • Tunneled Pleural Drain
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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:

Hutchinson Christoph T, DiBardino David, Ma Kevin, Jarrar Dorraid, Singhal Sunil, Haas Andrew: Airway Stenting for Treatment of Left Lower Lobe Airway Obstruction after Left Upper Lobectomy. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 16 (11): 1444-1446,2019.

McGinniss JE, Imai I, Simon-Soro A, Brown MC, Knecht VR, Frye L, Ravindran PM, Dothard M, Wadell DA, Sohn MB, Li H, Christie JD, Diamond JM, Haas AR, Lanfranco AR, DiBardino DM, Bushman FD, Collman RG.: Molecular analysis of the endobronchial stent microbial biofilm reveals bacterial communities that associate with stent material and frequent fungal constituents PLoS ONE 14 (5): 2019.

DiBardino DM, Bramley K, Haas AR.: A 67-year-old woman with a “shrunken” left lung and recurrent pneumonia Chest 154 (2): e49-e53,2018.

DiBardino DM, Lanfranco AR, Haas AR, Itkin M: Confirmation of aberrant pulmonary lymphatic perfusion during lymphangiography: blue bronchoscopy. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 24 (4): e51-e52,2017.

DiBardino DM, Haas AR, Lanfranco AR, Litzky LA, Sterman D, Bessich JL: High Complication Rate after Introduction of Transbronchial Cryobiopsy into Clinical Practice at an Academic Medical Center. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 14 (6): 851-857,2017.

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 20 (14): 7,2017.

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): 517-522,2016.

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.

Weiss CH, Dibardino D, Rho J, Sung N, Collander B, Wunderink RG.: A clinical trial comparing physician prompting with an unprompted automated electronic checklist to reduce empirical antibiotic utilization. Critical Care Medicine 41 (11): 2563-9,2013.

Sarthy J, DiBardino D.: Pyogenic liver abscess caused by Streptococcus mitis. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases 13 (9): 822,2013.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
821 W. Gates
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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