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Morris A. Swartz, MD

Morris A. Swartz, MD Physician

Medical Director, Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Swartz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Morris A. Swartz

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002, 2010 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987
  • Internal Medicine, 1978
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Asbestos-related Lung Disease
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage (DAH)
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Hypoxia
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • Lung Disease
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Lung Disease (NTM)
  • Obstructive Airway Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Description of Clinical Expertise

Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Cancer
Second Opinions

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: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Graduate Hospital


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Laennec Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Swartz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Selected Publications:

Swartz, M.: Cover Photograph Arch Int Med 165 : Cover,2005.

Sharma VK, Haber AD, Swartz, MA:: Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome with lupus anticoagulant diagnosed in a 61-year-old woman. Chest 120 : 334,2001.

Swartz, M.: Photograph N Engl J Med 343 : 922,2000.

Kaloji M, Fallahnejad M, Swartz MA, Fisher SA:: Postoperative complications after combined preoperative and intraoperative radiotherapy and neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with non small cell lung cancer. Chest 114 : 3085,1998.

Swartz MA, Munz M, Stern MB: Respiratory failure following stereotactic neurosurgery in a 53-year-old woman. Chest 111 : 1112-14,1997.

Swartz MA, Ammari R: Pulmonary hypertension caused by pulmonary tumor embolism. Pulmonary Reviews 2 : 27-29,1997.

Criner GJ, O'Brien G, Furukawa S, Cordova F, Swartz M, Fallahnejad M, D'Alonzo G: Lung volume reduction surgery in ventilator-dependent COPD patients. Chest 110 : 877-884,1996.

Ammari RT, Marte J, Swartz M, Haber A, Castell DO, Epstein P:: Comparison of two methods for measuring esophageal pressure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153 : A748,1996.

Criner GJ, O'Brien G, Furukawa S, Cordova F, Swartz M, et al:: Lung volume reduction surgery in severe ventilator-dependent COPD patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153 : A763,1996.

Akers S, Kucich U, Swartz M: Specificity and sensitivity of the assay for elastin-derived peptides in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am Rev Respir Dis 145 : 1077-1081,1992.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at University City
Harron Lung Center
3737 Market Street, Suite 10125

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8585
Fax: (215) 243-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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