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Edmund K. Moon, MD

Edmund K. Moon, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Moon is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Edmund K. Moon

Dr. Moon specializes in the field of Interventional Pulmonary, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that impact the airways and the pleural space. His research focus is on augmenting the anti-tumor function of T cells in lung cancer and malignent pleural mesothelioma.

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pulmonary Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Chest CT Scan
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Asbestosis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Airway Obstruction
  • Chest Wall Abscess
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Lump
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Empyema
  • Foreign Body in Airway
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Laser Resection of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Needle Procedure
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Silicosis
  • Stridor
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheomalacia
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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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


AACR, National American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Thoracic Society, National International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Moon 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:

Haas AR, Tanyi JL, O'Hara MH, Gladney WL, Lacey SF, Torigian DA, Soulen MC, Tian L, McGarvey M, Nelson AM, Farabaugh CS, Moon E, Levine BL, Melenhorst JJ, Plesa G, June CH, Albelda SM, Beatty GL: Phase I Study of Lentiviral-Transduced Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T Cells Recognizing Mesothelin in Advanced Solid Cancers. Mol Ther 27 (11): 1919-1929,2019.

Kimura T, Monslow J, Klampatsa A, Leibowitz M, Sun J, Liousia M, Woodruff P, Moon E, Todd L, Pure E, Albelda SM: Loss of cells expressing fibroblast activation protein has variable effects in models of TGF-beta and chronic bleomyicin-induced fibrosis Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 317 : L271-L282,2019.

Klampatsa A, O'Brien SM, Thompson JC, Rao AS, Stadanlick JE, Martinez MC, Liousia M, Cantu E, Cengel K, Moon EK, Singhal S, Eruslanov EB, Albelda SM: Phenotypic and functional analysis of malignant mesothelioma tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes. Oncoimmunology 8 (9): e1638211,2019.

Moon EK: Gamma-Delta T Cells in Lung Cancer Malignant Pleural Effusion. Friend? Foe? Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 61 (2): 896-909,2019.

O'Brien SM, Klampatsa A, Thompson JC, Martinez MC, Hwang WT, Rao AS, Standalick JE, Kim S, Cantu E, Litzky LA, Singhal S, Eruslanov EB, Moon EK, Albelda SM: Function of Human Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Cancer Immunol Res 7 (6): 896-909,2019.

Moon EK: What pulmonologists need to know about cancer immunotherapy American Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference : 2019.

Singhal S, Stadanlick J, Annunziata MJ, Rao AS, Bhojnagarwala PS, O'Brien S, Moon EK, Cantu E, Danet-Desnoyers G, Ra HJ, Litzky L, Akimova T, Beier UH, Hancock WW, Albelda SM, Eruslanov EB: Human tumor-associated monocytes/macrophages and their regulation of T cell responses in early-stage lung cancer Sci Transl Med 11 (479): 2019.

M Martinez, E Moon: CAR T cells for Solid Tumors: New Strategies for Finding, Infiltrating, and Surviving in the Tumor Microenvironment Frontiers In Immunology ebub ahead of print : 2019.

Michael CW, Faquin W, Jing X, Kaszuba F, Kazakov J, Moon E, Toloza E, Wu RI, Moreira AL: Committee II: Guidelines for cytologic sampling techniques of lung and mediastinal lymph nodes. Diagnostic Cytopathology 46 (10): 815-825,2018.

Moon EK, O'Brien S, Thompson J, Kim S, Ma K, Dibardino D, Lanfranco A, Vachani A, Haas A, Albelda S: A Pilot Study of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Immunophenotyping the Lung Cancer Tumor Microenvironment American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania/Pulmonary
Stemmler Hall, 2nd Floor, Lab 261
3450 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 908-1454
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366