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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

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypovolemia
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Needle Procedure
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post-Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Complications of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Septic Shock
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Spirometry
  • Stridor
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
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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

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, 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: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

End-of-Life
Medical Ethics
Communication

Selected Publications:

Jason Batten, Gregory Taylor, Jacob Blythe, Karin Porter-Williamson, Elizabeth Dzeng, Miriam Cotler, Joshua Kayser, Stephanie, Harman, David Magnus: The Relationship Between Do-Not-Resuscitate and No Escalation of Treatment Critical Care Medicine 47 (1 (Suppl)): 178,2019.

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 9 (6): 748-754,2017.

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 : 137-148,2016.

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): 339-341,2015.

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 Chapter 107 : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave., 8B115

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