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John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD

John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD Physician

Founding Director, Harron Lung Center

Dr. Hansen-Flaschen is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. John H. Hansen-Flaschen

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2017

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 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.

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Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Second Opinion

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hansen-Flaschen 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: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Taichman D, Plotkin R, Mitchell L, Hopkins R, Seher M, Demissie E, Gaughan C, Hansen-Flaschen J,Palevsky H and Christie J: Cognitive impairment in patients with pulmonary hypertension Presented at the Annual International meeting of the American Thoracic Society : 2004.

Lipson DA, Fischer MC, Gefter W, Hansen-Flaschen J, Yu J, Spector ZZ, Rajael SM, Emami K, Neujahr D, Douglas L, Connick T, Lay M, Ishii M, Schnall M, Rizi RR: Human imaging of ventilation/perfusion ratios using hyperpolarized 3He MRI Presented at the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine : 2004.

Hansen-Flaschen, J.: The National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group.Lung volume reduction for Emphysema: results of the National Emphysema Treatment Trial N Engl J Med 348 : 2059-2073,2003.

Hansen-Flaschen, J.: The National Emphysema Treatment Trial Research Group. Cost-effectiveness of lung volume reduction surgery for patients with severe emphysema N Engl J Med 348 : 2092-2102,2003.

Margolis ML. Christie JD, Silvestri GA, Larry Kaiser L, Silverio S, Hansen-Flaschen J.: Racial disparities pertaining to a single belief regarding lung cancer surgery: results of a multi-center survey. Annals Intern Med 139 : 558-563,2003.

Hansen-Flaschen J.: Update in Pulmonary Medicine Ann Intern Med 138 : 319-325,2003.

Hansen-Flaschen J.: Advanced lung disease: end-of-life care. In: Management of Non-neoplastic Advanced Lung Disease : 731-743,2003.

Gariti P, Rosenthal DI, Lindell K, Hansen-Flaschen, J. Shrager J, Lipkin C, Alterman AI, Kaiser LR.: Validating a dipstick method for detecting recent smoking. Cancer Epidemiol Bio Prev 11 : 1123-1125,2002.

Karampela I, Hansen-Flaschen J, Smith S, Reily D, Fuchs B.: A dyspnea evaluation protocol for respiratory therapists: a feasibility study. Respir Care Respir Care 47 : 1158-1161,2002.

Lipson DA, Roberts DA, Hansen-Flaschen J, Gentile TR, Jones G, Thompson A, Dimitrov IE, Leigh JS, Schnall M, Rizi RR.: Pulmonary ventilation and perfusion scanning using hyperpolarized helium-3 and arterial spin tagging in healthy normal subjects, pulmonary embolism and orthoptic lung transplant patients. Magn Reson Med 47 : 1073-1076,2002.

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