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Judd D. Flesch, MD

Judd D. Flesch, MD Physician

Associate Program Director, Internal Residency
Director, Residency Education, PPMC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Flesch is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2009
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • AIDS-related Pulmonary Complications
  • Altitude Sickness (High Altitude Medicine)
  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Beryllium Disease (Berylliosis)
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Complex Lung Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH)
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypoxia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Injury
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS)
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease
  • Nasal Airway Obstruction
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Intensive Care
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)
  • Thromboembolism
  • Tobacco Use Treatment
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Unexplained Dyspnea

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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, National Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Flesch is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

Yehia BR, Calder D, Flesch JD, Hirsh RL, Higginbotham E, Tkacs N, Crawford B, Fishman N: Advancing LGBT Health at an Academic Medical Center: A Case Study LGBT Health : Online ahead of print,2014.

Flesch, JD, Strom BL, Shah RJ, Diamond JM, Ahya VN, Cantu E, Claridge TE, Christie JD: Cytochrome P450 3A5 Genotype Is Associated with Early Post-Operative Tacrolimus Serum Levels in Lung Transplant Patients International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Session : 2013.

Flesch JD, Dine CJ: Lung Volumes: Measurement, Clinical Use and Coding Chest : 506-510,2012.

Munson JC, Flesch JD, Kreider ME, Tino G: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Epocrates Online Diseases : 2011.

Lee KK, Rutt CD, Sharma AJ, Pratt M, Flesch JD, Maynard LM, Kennedy K, Adams P, Kohl HW: Conducting environmental assessments for a physical activity: determining traffic volume in walkability audits in two West Virginia communities Journal of Physical Activity & Health 5 (6): 909-17,2008.

Goff DC Jr, Brass L, Braun LT, Croft JB, Flesch JD, Fowkes FG, Hong Y, Howard V, Huston S, Jencks SF, Luepker R, Manolio T, O'Donnell C, Robertson RM, Rosamond W, Rumsfeld J, Sidney S, Zheng ZJ: Essential features of a surveillance system to support the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Councils on Epidemiology and Prevention, STroke and Cardiovascular Nursing and the Interdisciplinary Working Groups on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research and Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease Circulation 115 (1): 127-55,2007.

Judd D. Flesch, MD: "Disparities in Secondary Prevention after Myocardial Infarction - United States, 2003" CDC Experience Fellowship Graduation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

51 North 39th Street
Wright-Saunders 128B

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8660
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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