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David S. Lambert, MD

David S. Lambert, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Dr. Lambert is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine - Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 2010
  • Emergency Medicine, 2009

Description of Clinical Expertise

Heat Related Injuries and Illness
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Decompression Illness and Diving Injuries
Marine Envenomation
Emergent Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen and Soft-Tissue Radiation Injury
Hyberbaric Oxygen and Crush/Compartment Syndrome

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Naval Medical Center
Residency: Cooper University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), National Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, National Institute of Nautical Archeology, International The Explorers Club, International Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lambert is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

David H. Jang, Matthew Kelly, Kevin Hardy, David S. Lambert, Frances S. Shofer, David M. Eckmann: A preliminary study in the alterations of mitochondrial respiration in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning measured in blood cells Clinical Toxicology 55 (6): 579-584,2017.

Lambert D, Chiu J, Hardy K, Kelly M: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rates and Median Household Income in Philadelphia" Abstract Presentation at Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, NV : 2016.

Lambert D, Jang D, Hardy K, Kelly M: "Impairment of Mitochondrial Respiration in Patients with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning" Abstract Presentation at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA : 2016.

Jang D, Kelly M, Hardy K, Lambert D, Shofer F, Eckmann D: A preliminary study in the alterations of mitochondrial respiration in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning measured in blood cells Clinical Toxicology : 2016.

Thom SR, Bennett M, Banham ND, Chin W, Blake DF, Rosen A, Pollock NW, Madden D, Barak O, Marroni A, Balestra C, Germonpre 1, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Le PN, Logue C, Lambert D, Hardy KR, Sward D, Yang M, Bhopale VB, Dujic Z.: Association of Microparticles and Neutrophil Activation with Decompression Sickness Journal of Applied Physiology 119 (5): 427-434,2015.

Lambert D, Michetti Y, Hardy K: "Carbon Monoxide Poisoning after Hookah Pipe Usage" Abstract Presentation at Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Assembly, Montreal, CA : 2015.

Fosen, K, Villalvazo H, Lambert D.: “Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Trouble in the Trenches” Abstract presentation at Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society Annual Conference : 2013.

Lambert, David: “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning” The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation, 2nd Edition 2 : 353-370,2013.

Lambert DS, Thom SR: "Hyperbaric Medicine" Tintanelli's Emergency Medicine : 2013.

Thom SR. Milovanova TN. Yang M. Bhopale VM. Sorokina EM. Uzun G. Malay DS. Troiano MA. Hardy KR. Lambert DS. Logue CJ. Margolis DJ. : Vasculogenic stem cell mobilization and wound recruitment in diabetic patients: increased cell number and intracellular regulatory protein content associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Wound Repair & Regeneration 19 (2): 149-161,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 898-9095
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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