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Joshua Berkman Kayser, MD, MPH, MBE

Joshua Berkman Kayser, MD, MPH, MBE Physician

Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kayser is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2010
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Medical Ethics
  • Pulmonary Hypertension

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: Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Philadelphia Critical Care Society, Local Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kayser 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:

Medical Ethics

Selected Publications:

SM Kassutto, JB Kayser, MP Kerlin, M Upton, G Lipschik, AJ Epstein, CJ Dine, W Schweickert: Google Glass Video Capture of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation events: A Pilot Simulation Study Journal of Graduate Medical Education : 2017.

LE Dingfield, JB Kayser: Topics in Practice Management: Integrating Advance Care Planning into Practice CHEST 151 (6): 1387-1393,2017.

SM Kassutto, JB Kayser: Care of the Surgical ICU Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Principles of Adult Surgical Critical Care : 2016.

JB Kayser, K Mooney-Doyle, PN Lanken: Palliative Care and Respiratory Diseases - Chapter 1: Definitions and Policy European Respiratory Society - ERS Monograph : 2016.

Maung AA, Toevs CC, Kayser JB, Kaplan LJ: Conflict Management Teams in the ICU: A Concise Definitive Review Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 79 (2): 314-320,2015.

Joshua Kayser: Mediation Training for the Physician: Expanding the Communication Toolkit to Manage Conflict Journal Of Clinical Ethics 26 (4): 2015.

JB Kayser: Clinical Spotlight - Ethics, Communication and the ICU: Charting a Course for Resolving Conflict Critical Connections 13 (4): 1,2014.

JB Kayser, HM DeLisser: Ethics and Palliative Care in Critical Care Units Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 5th edition : Chapter 150,2014.

JB Kayser, HM DeLisser: Palliative and End of Life Care The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition : 2013.

JB Kayser, PN Lanken: Day-to-Day Management of the Critical Care Patient The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave., 8B115

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 370-3111
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)