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Jason S. Fritz, MD

Jason S. Fritz, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Fritz is employed by Penn Medicine.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2010
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Needle Procedure
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Whooping Cough
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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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Memberships

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 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Pulmonary vascular disease: Therapeutics, outcomes

Selected Publications:

Frost A, Janmohamed M, Fritz JS, McConnell JW, Poch D, Fortin TA, Miller CE, Chin KM, Fisher M, Eggert M, McEvoy C, Benza RL, Farber HW, Kim NH, Pfister T, Shiraga Y, McLaughlin V: Safety and tolerability of transition from inhaled treprostinil to oral selexipag in pulmonary arterial hypertension: results from the TRANSIT-1 study J Heart Lung Transplant Epub ahead of print : 2018.

Baird GL, Archer-Chicko C, Barr RG, Bluemke DA, Foderaro AE, Fritz JS, Hill NS, Kawut SM, Klinger JR, Lima JAC, Mullin CJ, Ouyang P, Palevsky HI, Palmisicano AJ, Pinder D, Preston IR, Roberts KE, Smith KA, Walsh T, Whittenhall M, Ventetuolo CE: Lower DHEA-S levels predict disease and worse outcomes in post-menopausal women with idiopathic, connective tissue disease- and congenital heart disease-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension Eur Respir J 51 : 1800467,2018.

Narasimhan V, Palevsky HI, Smith KA, Fritz JS, Mazurek JA, Archer-Chicko CL, Burwell C, Pugliese S, Kawut SM, Al-Naamani N: Obesity in pulmonary arterial hypertension Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197 : A5709,2018.

Boyle K, Fargo JD, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Mazurek JA, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko CL, Palevsky HI, Pack AI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM, Matura LA: Reliability and construct validity of the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system (PROMIS) instruments in women with pulmonary arterial hypertension Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197 : A2640,2018.

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 195 (3): 360,2017.

Matura LA, Fargo J, Fritz JS, Smith KA, Vaidya A, Pinder D, Archer-Chicko C, Palevsky HI, Pack AI, Sommers MS, Kawut SM: Slow-paced respiration therapy to treat symptoms in pulmonary arterial hypertension Heart Lung 46 (1): 7,2017.

Fritz JS: "Shortness of Breath: What Your Body Might Be Telling You" Penn Heart and Vascular Blog, https://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/heart-and-vascular-blog/2016/may/shortness-of-breath : 2016.

Courtright KR, Fritz JS, Haas AR: A lung mass, orthopnea, and syncope: tissue diagnosis should wait American Thoracic Society International Conference : 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 150 (3): 705,2016.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)