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Jesse James Kiefer, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Kiefer is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • 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: Loyola University Medical Center
Residency: University of Maryland Hospital
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Society for Education in Anesthesia, National Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, National Society of Critical Care Medicine, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kiefer 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Jesse Kiefer, Michael (Monty) Mythen, Michael F Roizen, Lee A Fleisher: Chapter 32. Anesthetic implications of concurrent diseases Miller’s Anesthesia, 9th ed. : 2019.

Jesse J Kiefer, Alexander Cartron, Samuel Galvagno, Michael A Mazzeffi: Contemporary Academic Contributions From Anesthesiologists in Adult Critical Care Medicine Anesthesia & Analgesia : 2018.

Jesse J Kiefer and Robert E Freundlich: Confounding variables impacting the association between duration of veno-arterial extracorporeal life support and mortality Critical Care 21 (203): 2017.

Jesse J Kiefer and Samuel Galvagno: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Pocket Notebook: Pocket ICU, 2nd Edition : 2016.

Michael Mazzeffi, Jesse Kiefer, Zachary Kon, Jeffery Wolf: Severe epistaxis during adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: not your average nosebleed Journal of Thoracic Disease 7 (11): E564-5,2015.

Michael Mazzeffi, Jesse Kiefer, john Greenwood, Kenichi Tanaka, Jay Menaker, Zachary Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel Herr: Epidemiology of gastrointestinal bleeding in adult patients on extracorporeal life support Intensive Care Medicine 41 (11): 2015.

Jesse Kiefer, Caron Hong: The Right Time: Early or Late Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy in AKI Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists Interchange Newsletter 25 (3): 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania Health System
3400 Spruce Street, 6 Dulles Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104