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Maria Crespo, MD

Maria Crespo, MD Physician

Co-Director, Penn Lung Transplant Program Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Crespo is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Maria Crespo

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pulmonary Disease, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Advanced Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Arterial Line Placement
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Trauma
  • Crush Injury
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Fungemia
  • Hemothorax
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Near Drowning
  • Needle Procedure
  • Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Coma
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis (Septicemia)
  • Septic Shock
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Suspected Poisoning
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Uncontrolled Bleeding
  • Ventilator Dependent
  • Vitamin Toxicity
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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: Univ De Santander, Fac De Med
Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
Residency: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians Fellow, (FCCP), National American Thoracic Society, Member, International Brigham and Women's Hospital Alumni Society, Member, National International Society for Heart Lung Transplantation, Member, International Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Alumni Society, Member, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Crespo 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.


Selected Publications:

Christian A. Bermudez, MD, Maria M. Crespo, MD: Commentary: Fish or Cut Bait: The Importance of Defining the Safety and Efficacy of Thoracic Transplantation using Donors with Hepatitis C The American Association for Thoracic Surgery : 2019.

Sertic F, Crespo MM, Milas B, Bermudez C. Bermudez CA: Early diagnosis and management of Pulmonary vein thrombosis following Lung Transplant J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 157 (Issue 6): 419-421,2019.

Xie M, Lee Janet, Crespo MM, Fajt ML, Shigemura N, Pilewski J, Petrov AA: Successful Lung Transplantation in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease Journal of Clinical Immunology 39 : 347-349,2019.

Kim YY, Awh K, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Crespo M, Diamond JM, Drajpuch D, Forde-Mclean R, Fuller S, Goldberg L, Mazurek J, Mascio C, Menachem JN, Rame E, Ruckdeschel E, Tobin L, Wald J: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation. Clin Transplant 33 (4): 2019.

Petrov AA, Traister RS, Crespo MM, Silveira FP, Xie M, Coffey K, Ensor CR, Landsittel D, Pilewski JM: A Prospective Observational Study of Hypogammaglobulinemia in the First Year After Lung Transplantation Transplant Direct : 2018.

Crespo MM, McCarthy DP, Hopkins PM, Clark SC, Budev M, Bermudez CA, Benden C, Eghtesady P, Lease ED, Leard L, D'Cunha J, Wigfield CH, Cypel M, Diamond JM, Yun JJ, Yarmus L, Machuzak M, Klepetko W, Verleden G, Hoetzenecker K, Dellgren G, Mulligan M: ISHLT Consensus Statement on adult and pediatric airway complications after lung transplantation: Definitions, grading system, and therapeutics. J Heart Lung Transplant 37 (5): 2018.

Courtwright AM, Zaleski D, Gardo L, Ahya VN, Christie JD, Crespo M, Hadjiliadis D, Lee J, Molina M, Patel N, Porteous M, Cantu EE, Bermudez C, Diamond JM: Causes, Preventability, and Cost of Unplanned Rehospitalizations Within 30 Days of Discharge After Lung Transplantation. Transplantation. Transplantation 102 (5): 838-844,2018.

Shaver CM, Wickersham N, McNeil JB, Nagata H, Miller A, Landstreet SR, Kuck JL, Diamond JM, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Wille KM, Weinacker A, Lama VN, Crespo MM, Orens JB, Shah PD, Hage CA, Cantu E 3rd, Porteous MK, Dhillon G, McDyer J, Bastarache JA, Christie JD, Ware LB: Cell-free hemoglobin promotes primary graft dysfunction through oxidative lung endothelial injury. JCI Insight 3 (2): 2018.

Cantu E, Diamond JM, Suzuki Y, Lasky J, Schaufler C, Lim B, Shah R, Porteous M, Lederer DJ, Kawut SM, Palmer SM, Snyder LD, Hartwig MG, Lama VN, Bhorade S, Bermudez C, Crespo M, McDyer J, Wille K, Orens J, Shah PD, Weinacker A, Weill D, Wilkes D, Roe D, Hage C, Ware LB, Bellamy SL, Christie JD: Quantitative Evidence for Revising the Definition of Primary Graft Dysfunction after Lung Transplant Am J Respir Crit Care Med 197 (2): 235-243,2018.

Bermudez CA, Crespo MM: Lungs from older donors may provide a breath of fresh air to patients awaiting lung transplant J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 154 (6): 2124-2125. ,2017.

Academic Contact Info

3600 Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)