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Judd David Flesch, MD

Judd David Flesch, MD Physician

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

Dr. Flesch is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Altitude Sickness (High Altitude Medicine)
  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Complex Lung Disease
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH)
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Lung Infections
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Lung Disease (NTM)
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Vasculitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Unexplained Dyspnea

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


American Lung Association, Local American Thoracic Society, Member, National Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Member, National Council of Recent Graduates, Perelman School of Medicine, Local Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Flesch 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.


Selected Publications:

Bennett NL, Flesch JD, Cronholm P, Reilly JB, Ende J.: Bringing Rounds Back to the Patient: A One-Year Evaluation of the Novel Chiefs’ Service Model for Inpatient Teaching Academic Medicine epub ahead of print : 2017.

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 2 (4): 362-366 ,2015.

Shah RJ, Diamond JM, Cantu E, Flesch J, Lee JC, Lederer DJ, Lama VN, Orens J, Weinacker A, Wilkes DS, Roe D, Bhorade S, Wille KM, Ware LB, Palmer SM, Crespo M, Demissie E, Sonnet J, Shah A, Kawut SM, Bellamy SL, Localio R, Christie JD.: Objective Estimates Improve Risk Stratification for Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation American Journal of Transplantation 15 (8): 2188-2196,2015.

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 142 (2): 506-510,2012.

Munson JC, Flesch JD, Kreider ME, Tino G: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis BMJ Point-of-Care - (Last accessed 10/2009) : 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): 127-155,2007.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)