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Judy S. Chertok, MD

Judy S. Chertok, MD Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health

Dr. Chertok is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2010

Description of Clinical Expertise

Family Medicine
Chronic Disease Management
Homeless healthcare
Reproductive Health - including Nexplanon and Intrauterine Devices
Prenatal Care
Child and Adolescent health
STD screening and treatment

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: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center


Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, International American Academy of Family Physicians, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chertok is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Marina Zeltser, MD MBA, Alicia Lo, BA, Claudia Castillo, MD, Genevieve Ochs, MD, Judy Chertok, MD: Supporting Breastfeeding After Hospital Discharge at Penn Family Care Institute for Healthcare Improvement, improving patient care in the office practice & the community Annual Summit. : 2016.

Hurstak E, CHERTOK J. Klink K.: Homeless patients' perceptions of primary medical care in traditional and nontraditional healthcare settings. North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference : 2009.

Batra P, CHERTOK J, Fisher CE, Manseau M, Manuelli V, Spears J.: The Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Project: a new model for learning in the service of those in medical need. Journal of Urban Health. 86 (5): 781-90,2009.

CHERTOK J, Diaz D, Jani B, Paladine H.: Effect of electronic medical records on influenza vaccine administration in pregnancy. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference : 2009.

CHERTOK J, Sheth A, Manseau M, Fisher CE, Lin J, Spears J, Young R.: Homeless population’s engagement in medical care: follow up at a student-run community-based clinic. Society of Family and Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference : 2009.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Shah S, Baxi L.: Knowledge and intake of folic acid differ in clinic and private practice populations. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists : 2007.

CHERTOK J, Castano P, Westhoff C.: Knowledge and intake of folic acid in reproductive-aged Hispanic women. American Medical Student’s Association National Poster Presentation : 2005.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Family Care
3737 Market Street, 9th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8777
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)