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Maurizio Cereda, MD

Maurizio Cereda, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cereda is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology - Critical Care, 2004
  • Anesthesiology, 2004

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mechanical Ventilation
Critical Care Medicine

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)
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Milan
Residency: University of Milan
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Anesthesiologists, National American Thoracic Society, National Association of University Anesthesiologists, National NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ACADEMIC ANAESTHESIA BJA/RCA (UK), International Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, National Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cereda 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Acute Lung Injury
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Mechanical Ventilation
Lung Imaging
Respiratory Mechanics
Septic Shock
Functional MRI
Metabolic MRI
Ventilator induced lung injury

Selected Publications:

Cereda M, Xin Y, Emami K, Huang J, Rajaei J, Profka H, Han B, Mongkolwisetwara P, Kadlecek S, Kuzma NN, Pickup S, Kavanagh BP, Deutschman CS, Rizi RR: Positive end expiratory pressure increments during anesthesia in normal lung result in hysteresis and greater numbers of smaller aerated airspaces Anesthesiology 119 (6): 1402-1409,2013.

Cereda M, Emami K, Xin Y, Kadlecek S, Kuzma NN, Mongkolwisetwara P, Profka H, Pickup S, Ishii M, Kavanagh BP, Deutschman CS, Rizi RR: Imaging the interaction of atelectasis and overdistention in surfactant depleted lungs Critical Care Medicine 41 : 527-35,2013.

Cereda M, Emami K, Kadlecek S, Xin Y, Mongkolwisetwara P, Profka H, Barulic A, Pickup S, Månsson S, Wollmer P, Ishii M, Deutschman CS, Rizi RR: Quantitative imaging of alveolar recruitment with hyperpolarized gas MRI during mechanical ventilation J Appl Physiol (110): 499-511,2011.

Andrejko KM, Raj NR, Kim PK, Cereda M, Deutschman CS: IL-6 modulates sepsis-induced decreases in transcription of hepatic organic anion and bile acid transporters. Shock 29 (4): 490-6,2008.

Deutschman C, Cereda M, Ochroch E, Raj NR: Sepsis-induced cholestasis, steatosis, hepatocellular injury, and impaired hepatocellular regeneration are enhanced in interleukin-6 -/- mice. Critical Care Medicine 34 (10): 2613-20,2006.

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Academic Contact Info

7 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3766
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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