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Joel L. Deitz, MD

Joel L. Deitz, MD Physician

Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Deitz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Joel L. Deitz

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2017

Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987
  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • 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
  • Hypoxia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Injury
  • Medical Ethics
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Lung Disease (NTM)
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Intensive Care
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)
  • Thromboembolism
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

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: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Lung Association of New Jersey Board, Local American Thoracic Society, National Drinker Critical Care Society, Local Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local NJ Thoracic Society , Local NJ Thoracic Society, Local NJ Thoracic Society, Local Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, Local Society For Critical Care Medicine, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Deitz 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.


Selected Publications:

Joel Deitz and Keith Hamilton: Health Care-Associated Infections The Intensive Care Unit Manual : 134-149,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
39th & Market Street, PHI 441

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-662-8585
Fax: 215-243-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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