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Jason S. Fritz, MD

Jason S. Fritz, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Fritz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • AIDS-related Pulmonary Complications
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH)
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Injury
  • Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Aveolar Proteinosis (PAP)
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Gas Exchange
  • Respiratory Intensive Care
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)
  • Thromboembolism
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Description of Clinical Expertise

1. Pulmonary hypertension: Diagnosis & management
2. Consultative pulmonology & second opinions
3. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and the evaluation of unexplained dyspnea (shortness of breath)

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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, International Pulmonary Hypertension Association, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fritz 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Pulmonary vascular disease: Therapeutics, outcomes

Selected Publications:

Kawut SM, Archer-Chicko CL, DiMichele A, Fritz JS, Klinger JR, Ky B, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano AJ, Patel M, Pinder D, Propert KJ, Smith KA, Stanczyk F, Tracy R, Vaidya A, Whittenhall ME, Ventetuolo CE: Anastrozole in pulmonary arterial hypertension (AIPH): a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial Am J Respir Crit Care Med Epub ahead of print : 2016.

Fritz JS: "Shortness of Breath: What Your Body Might Be Telling You" Penn Heart and Vascular Blog, : 2016.

Matura LA, Shou H, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Dubow D, Palevsky HI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM: Physical activity and symptoms in pulmonary arterial hypertension Chest 150 (1): 46-56,2016.

Fritz JS & Smith KA: The pulmonary hypertension consult: clinical and coding considerations Chest (Accepted) : 2016.

Courtright KR, Fritz JS, Haas AR: A lung mass, orthopnea, and syncope: tissue diagnosis should wait American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2016.

Ventetuolo CE, Baird GL, Barr RG, Bluemke DA, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Klinger JR, Lima JA, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano AJ, Krishnan I, Pinder D, Preston IR, Roberts KE, Kawut SM: Higher estradiol and lower dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate levels are associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension in men Am J Respir Crit Care Med Epub ahead of print : 2015.

Fritz JS & Palevsky HI: "Approach to the Patient with Elevated Pulmonary Arterial Pressure" Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Hypertension : 165-201,2015.

Sitbon O, Channick R, Chin KM, Frey A, Gaine S, Galiè N, Ghofrani HA, Hoeper MM, Lang IM, Preiss R, Rubin LJ, Di Scala L, Tapson V, Adzerikho I, Liu J, Moiseeva O, Zeng X, Simonneau G, McLaughlin VV; GRIPHON Investigators: Selexipag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension N Engl J Med 373 (26): 2522-33,2015.

Ventetuolo CE, Baird G, Barr RG, Bluemke D, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Klinger JR, Krishnan I, Lima J, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano A, Pinder D, Preston I, Roberts KE, Kawut SM: Sex hormones in men with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a case-control study using the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191 : A4093,2015.

Matura LA, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Patel M, Pinder D, Gehrman PR, Archer-Chicko C, Dubow D, Sommers MS, Riegel B, Palevsky HI, Kawut SM: Symptoms and physical activity in pulmonary arterial hypertension Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191 : A4775,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Harron Lung Center
Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market St., 10th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8766
Fax: (215) 243-3625
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)