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Joanna L. Hart, MD

Joanna L. Hart, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Hart is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2013

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: University of Virginia
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Thoracic Society, International Society for Critical Care Medicine, International Society for Medical Decision Making, International

Hospital Affiliation

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


Description of Research Expertise:

health care decision and behavioral sciences; behavioral phenotyping; advance care planning; physician-attributable variation in care delivery; empirical ethics; organ donation after circulatory determination of death

Selected Publications:

Bosslet GT, Hart JL, Turnbull, AE: The importance of showing our work: process transparency in dispute resolution Annals of the American Thoracic Society : 2019.

Rolnick, JA, Shea, JA, Hart, JL, Halpern, SD: Patients’ perspectives on approaches to facilitate completion of advance directives Am J Hosp Palliat Care : 2019.

Hart, JL, Brooks, S, Summer, A, Szymanski, S, Drolen, C, Rubin, E, Levine, E, Halpern, SD: Stakeholders' views on the use of beneficent deception by physicians Society for Medical Decision Making : 2018.

Fridman, I, Hart, JL, Yadav, K, Higgins, ET: Perspectives on using decision-making nudges in physician-patient communications PLOS ONE : 2018.

Hart, JL, Yadav, KN, Josephs, M, Gabler, N, Detsky, M, Halpern, SD: What’s behind the white coat: potential mechanisms of physician-attributable variation in critical care American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2018.

Hart, JL, Yadav, KN, Szymanski, S, Summer, A, Zlatev, J, Daniels, D, Halpern, SD: Physician competency in the use of choice architecture American Thoracic Society International Conference : 2018.

Hart JL, Gabler NB, Cooney E, Bayes B, Yadav K, Bryce C, Halpern SD: Are demographic characteristics associated with Advance Directive completion? A secondary analysis of two randomized trials. Journal of General Internal Medicine 33 (2): 145-147,2018.

Hart, JL: Conflict management by physicians: A heavy hand in preference-sensitive decisions. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 15 (2): 171-172,2018.

Levine E, Hart JL, Moore K, Rubin E, Yadav K, Halpern SD: The surprising costs of silence: Asymmetric preferences for prosocial lies of commission and omission Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition 114 (1): 29-51,2018.

Joanna L. Hart and Scott D. Halpern: Cognitive barriers to effective surrogate decision making Management of Family ICU Syndrome: Improving Outcomes in the ICU : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
423 Guardian Drive
Blockley 305

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 275-0665