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John W. Hirshfeld, Jr., MD

John W. Hirshfeld, Jr., MD Physician

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Hirshfeld is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. John W. Hirshfeld, Jr.

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1975
  • Internal Medicine, 1973
  • Interventional Cardiology, 1999

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Interventional Cardiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Coronary Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Cardiac Catheterization
Interventional Cardiology
Medical Education

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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


American Board of Internal Medicine Interventional Cardiology Test Writing Committee, American College of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, American College of Radiology, National Electrical Manufacturers Association Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine Standards Committee, American College of Cardology, National American Council on Graduate Medical Education Interventional Cardiology Committee, American Heart Association, NHLBI Clinical Trials Review Committee, NHLBI Critical Issues in Intravascular Contrast Agents Workshop, NIH, Local PLC Medical, National Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Ischemia Morbidity and Mortality Classification Committee,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hirshfeld is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Academic Contact Info

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
11-109 South Pavilion
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2181
Fax: (215) 349-5894
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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