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Maurizio Cereda, MD

Maurizio Cereda, MD Physician

Codirector, Surgical ICU Program Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Associate Professor of Radiology 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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • 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 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 Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), 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, GoffiA, Herrmann J, Kaczka DW, Kavanagh BP, Perchiazzi G, Yoshida T, Rizi RR.: Imaging the Injured Lung: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Use. Anesthesiology 131 (3): 716-49,2019.

Xin Y, Cereda M, Hamedani H, Pourfathi M, Siddiqui S, Meeder N, Kadlecek S, Duncan I, Profka H, Rajaei J, Tustison NJ, Gee JC, Kavanagh BP, Rizi RR: Unstable Inflation Causing Injury: Insight from Prone Position and Paired CT Scans. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 198 (2): 197-207,2018.

Cereda M, Xin Y, Hamedani H, Bellani G, Kadlecek S, Clapp J, Guerra L, Meeder N, Rajaei J, Tustison NJ, Gee JC, Kavanagh BP, Rizi RR.: Tidal Changes on Computed Tomography and Progression of ARDS Thorax 72 (11): 981-989,2017.

Cereda M, Xin Y, Rizi RR: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Can Data from the Sick Guide Care for the Healthy? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 198 (7): 830-832,2018.

Pourfathi M, Cereda M, Chatterjee S, Xin Y, Kadlecek S, Duncan I, Hamedani H, 5, Siddiqui S, Profka H, Ehrich J, Ruppert K, Rizi RR.: Lung Metabolism and Inflammation during Mechanical Ventilation; An Imaging Approach. Sci Rep 8 (1): 525,2018.

Cereda M, Xin Y, Meeder N, Zeng J, Jiang Y, Hamedani H, Profka H, Kadlecek S, Clapp J, Deshpande CG, Wu J, Gee JC, Kavanagh BP, Rizi RR: Visualizing the propagation of acute lung injury. Anesthesiology 124 (1): 121-131,2016.

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, Xin Y, Hamedani H, Clapp J, Kadlecek S, Meeder N, Zeng J, Profka H, Kavanagh BP, Rizi RR: Mild loss of lung aeration augments stretch in healthy lung regions J Appl Physiol 120 (4): 444-54,2016.

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Academic Contact Info

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3400 Spruce Street

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

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