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John W. Hirshfeld, Jr., MD

John W. Hirshfeld, Jr., MD Physician

Emeritus Professor CE of Medicine

Dr. Hirshfeld is employed by Penn Medicine.

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

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


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 - Pennsylvania Chapter, Local 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 Cardiology, National American College of Cardology, National American Council on Graduate Medical Education Interventional Cardiology Committee, American Heart Association, Beta-Cath Data Safety and Monitoring Board, National HALT-MI Data Safety and Monitoring Board, National 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, United States Food and Drub Administration, National United States Food and Drug Administration Circulatory Systems Advisory Panel, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hirshfeld 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: On the medical staff, but does not have 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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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