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Jiri Horak, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Languages spoken:

  • Czech

Dr. Horak is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care, 2003
  • Anesthesiology, 2002

Practice Locations and Appointments

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: Masaryk University
Residency: Research Institute for Surgery & Traumatology
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), National Extracorporal Life Support Organization, International Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, Local Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologist, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Horak 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:

Guidi JL, Troutman G, Birati EY, Wald J, Fox A, Ortega-Legaspi J, Bermudez C, Horak J, Guarracino D, Shay W, Alturi PA, Acker MA, Rame J: Survival in Intermacs 1 & 2 Patients After LVAD Therapy: Does Chronicity of Heart Failure Matter? The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 37 (2): 128,2018.

Gentile JI, Atluri P, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Wald JW, Rame JE, Gutsche JT, Horak J, Acker MI, Bermudez CA: Outcomes of Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Cardiogenic Shock in the Elderly. Large Single Center Experience The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 36 (4): 339,2017.

Vernick CA, Horak J, Greshner A, Vernick WJ: The fontan circulation and right parietal craniotomy for seizures: the challenges of adult congenital heart disease Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 22 (6): 460-5,2010.

Augoustides JG, Horak J, Ochroch AE, Vernick WJ, Gambone AJ, Weiner J, Pinchasik D, Kowalchuk D, Savino JS, Jobes DR: A randomized controlled clinical trial of real-time needle-guided ultrasound for internal jugular venous cannulation in a large university anesthesia department Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 19 (3): 310-5,2005.

Augoustides J, Mancini DJ, Horak J, Pochettino A, Dupont F, Dowling RD: CASE 1-2003. The use of intraoperative echocardiography during insertion of ventricular assist devices Journal of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia 17 (1): 113-20,2003.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvalnia
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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