Find a Doctor or Practice Location

Are you a referring physician?
within
I am searching for a
Reset Form
Harold I. Palevsky, MD

Harold I. Palevsky, MD Physician

Chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Palevsky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Harold I. Palevsky

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987
  • Internal Medicine, 1981
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Emphysema
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplant Evaluation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Second Opinion
  • Thromboembolism
  • Unexplained Dyspnea

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pulmonary Vascular Disease - Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism (acute and chronic), Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease, Lung Transplantation, Evaluation of Unexplained Dyspnea

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Physicians (Fellow), National American Thoracic Society, National Cardiopulmonary Council, American Heart Association, National Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians, National Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine, National Fellow, American College of Physicians, National Fellow, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Fellowship, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, International Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, Local Pulmonary Hypertension Association, International Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Palevsky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical studies of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary thromboembolic disease.

Selected Publications:

Alam, S and Palevsky, HP.: Pulmonary hypertension and acute right heart failure. Respiratory Emergencies. Chapter 13E : 375-403,2006.

Palevsky, HI and Fishman, AP.: Diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary hypertension. Theory and Practice of Vascular Medicine : (in press).

Palevsky, HI.: Pulmonary hypertension. The Pocket Doctor, 3rd edition, : (in press).

Archer-Chicko, C, Housten-Harris, T, Palevsky, HI.: Practical nursing issues in the outpatient management of pulmonary vascular disease. Pulmonary Vascular Disease. Chapter 21 : 314,2006.

Kawut, S. M., Taichman, D.B., Ahya, V. N., Kaplan Sandra, Archer-Chicko, C.L. Kimmel, S. E. Palevsky, H. I.:: Hemodynamics and survival of patients with portopulmonary hypertension. Liver Transplantation 11 (9): 1107-11,2005.

Taichman, D.B., Christie, J., Biester, R., Mortensen, J., White, J., Kaplan, S., Hansen-Flaschen, J., Palevsky, H.I., Elliott, C.G., and Hopkins, R.O.: Validation of a brief telephone battery for neurocognitive assessment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respir Res 6 (1): 2005.

Taichman DB, Palevsky, H.I.: Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension with the Endothelin Receptor Antagonist Bosentan. Clin Pulmonary Medicine 12 : 121-127.,2005.

Taichman, D.B., Shin, J., Hud, L., Archer-Chicko, C., Kaplan, S., Sager, J.S., Gallop, R., Christie, J., Hansen-Flaschen, J. and Palevsky, H.I: Health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Respir Res 6 (92): 2005.

Taichman, D.B., Christie, J., Biester, R., Mortensen, J., Kaplan, S., Hansen-Flaschen, J., Palevsky, H.I., Elliott, C.G., and Hopkins, R.O.: Validation of a brief telephone battery for neurocognitive assessment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society 2 : A205,2005.

Taichman, D.B., Shin, J., Hud, L., Archer-Chicko, C., Kaplan, S., Gallop, R., Christie, J., Hansen-Flaschen, J. and Palevsky, H.I.: Health-related quality of life in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension CHEST 128 : 292S,2005.

View all publications

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8585
Fax: (215) 243-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

Related Links