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Kevin Ma, MD

Kevin Ma, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Mandarin Chinese

Dr. Ma is employed by Penn Medicine.

Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2017
  • Internal Medicine, 2014
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Chest CT Scan
  • Abnormal Chest X-ray
  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Birt Hogg Dube Syndrome
  • Bronchial Dilatation
  • Bronchial Stenosis
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bronchus Deformity
  • Central Airway Obstruction
  • Chest Wall Abscess
  • Chest Wall Disorder
  • Chest Wall Lump
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Contusion of Chest Wall
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Endobronchial Brachytherapy
  • Endobronchial Stent Placement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Foreign Body in Airway
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hilar Adenopathy
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Laser Resection of Airway Tumors
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Lesion
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Mediastinal Disease
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Needle Procedure
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Parapneumonic Effusion
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Fibrosis
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post-Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Complications of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Silicosis
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Spirometry
  • Stridor
  • Tracheal Compression
  • Tracheal Dilatation
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Stent
  • Tracheal Stent Placement
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tube Placement
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tunneled Pleural Drain
  • Wheezing
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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
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • 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 Washington
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


American Academy of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, National American Thoracic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ma is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: 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:

Siempos Ilias I, Ma Kevin C, Imamura Mitsuru, Baron Rebecca M, Fredenburgh Laura E, Huh Jin-Won, Moon Jong-Seok, Finkelsztein Eli J, Jones Daniel S, Lizardi Michael Torres, Schenck Edward J, Ryter Stefan W, Nakahira Kiichi, Choi Augustine Mk: RIPK3 mediates pathogenesis of experimental ventilator-induced lung injury. JCI insight 3 (9): 2018.

Schenck Edward J, Ma Kevin C, Murthy Santosh B, Choi Augustine M K: Danger Signals in the ICU. Critical care medicine 46 (5): 791-798,2018.

Ma Kevin C, Schenck Edward J, Pabon Maria A, Choi Augustine M K: The Role of Danger Signals in the Pathogenesis and Perpetuation of Critical Illness. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 197 (3): 300-309,2018.

Sureshbabu A, Patino E, Ma KC, Laursen K, Finkelsztein E, Akchurin O, Thangamani M, Gudas LJ, Ryter SW, Choi AMK, Choi M: RIPK3 Promotes Sepsis-induced Acute Kidney Injury via Mitochondrial Dysfunction JCI Insight : Accepted for publication,2018.

Ma KC, Schenck EJ, Siempos II, Cloonan SM, Finkelzstein EJ, Pabon MA, Oromedia C, Ballman KV, Baron RM, Fredenburgh LE, Higuera A, Lee JY, Chung CR, Jeon K, Yang JH, Howrylak JA, Huh JW, Suh GY, Choi AM: Circulating RIPK3 Levels Are Associated with Mortality and Organ Failure during Critical Illness JCI Insight : Accepted for publication,2018.

Ryter Stefan W, Ma Kevin C, Choi Augustine M K: Carbon monoxide in lung cell physiology and disease. American journal of physiology. Cell physiology 314 (2): C211-C227,2018.

Ma KC, Torres LK, Shostak E, Harvey BG: Late Diagnosis of Endobronchial Tuberculosis Leading to Tracheal Stenosis and Left Lung Collapse Am J Respir Crit Care Med 195 : A6001,2017.

Ma KC, Racanelli AC, Lizardi MT, DeSimone RA, Sanders A: Recurrent Pneumocystis jirovicii Pneumonia Presenting as Necrotizing Granulomatous Disease with Diffuse Pulmonary Nodules Am J Respir Crit Care Med 195 : A2157,2017.

Ma KC, Price DR, Nicholson T, Finkelsztein E, Pabon MA, Nakahira K, Siempos II, Choi AM, Schenck EJ: Plasma TRAIL Levels Correlate With Organ Injury and Predict Organ Failure During Critical Illness Am J Respir Crit Care Med 195 : A6822,2017.

Patino E, Ma KC, Sureshbabu A, Finkelsztein E, Choi AM, Choi ME: Increased Plasma and Urine RIPK3 Levels Correlate with Acute Kidney Injury and Predict Duration of Kidney Dysfunction during Sepsis Am J Respir Crit Care Med 195 : A7139,2017.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
8th Floor Maloney Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 882-8460
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)