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Sarah M. Lyon, MD, MSCE

Sarah M. Lyon, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Lyon is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Pulmonary Complications
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Lung Injury
  • Mycobacterial Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracocentesis (Thoracentesis)

Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical practice is focused on Critical Care Medicine, with a primary practice in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, my practice includes attending on the Procedure and Rapid Response service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at the Long Term Acute Care Hospital, at Good Shepard Penn Partners. I am an active preceptor in our Pulmonary fellow's clinic.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Harron Lung Center

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine West Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Academy Health, National American Thoracic Society, National American Thoracic Society, National Society of Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lyon is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

My primary research interest lies in understanding how non-clinical social determinants of health as well as organizational and policy variations impact utilization and outcomes in critical illness. I am particularly interested in understanding disparities in healthcare utilization and outcomes and hope that my research will lead to clinical and policy efforts to help reduce disparities in critical illness. My masters in clinial epidemiology thesis has focused on the impact of insurance status on ICU utilization and outcomes using Pennsylvania hospital discharge data. This project found a decreased utilization and increased 30-day mortality for uninsured critically ill patients. I expanded on this research with an F32 NIH grant to examine how MA insurance reform impacted critical care utilization and outcomes.

Selected Publications:

Aureimma CL, Lyon SM, Strelec LE, Kent S, Cooney E, Barg FK, Halpern SD: Defining the medical intensive care unit in the words of patients and family members: a freelisting analysis AJCC : 2015.

Reid Michael J A, Biller Nancy, Lyon Sarah M, Reilly John P, Merlin Jessica, Dacso Matthew, Friedman Harvey M: Reducing risk and enhancing education: U.S. medical students on global health electives. American journal of infection control 42 (12): 1319-21,2014.

Lyon SM, Auriemma C, Hilbert C, Cooney B, Strelect L, Kent S, Barg FK, Halpern SD.: Defining Patient- and Surrogate-Centered Outcomes for Critical Care Research. Mini-symposium presentation. American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA. Oral presentation. : 2014.

Lyon Sarah M, Douglas Ivor S, Cooke Colin R: Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act: Implications for insurance-related disparities in pulmonary, critical care and sleep. Annals American Thoracic Society 11 (4): 661-7,2014.

Lyon Sarah M, Wunsch Hannah, Asch David A, Carr Brendan G, Kahn Jeremy M, Cooke Colin R: Use of intensive care services and associated hospital mortality after Massachusetts healthcare reform*. Critical Care Medicine 42 (4): 763-70,2014.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Shah Chirag V, Meyer Nuala J, Gaieski David F, Lyon Sarah, Miltiades Andrea N, Goyal Munish, Fuchs Barry D, Bellamy Scarlett L, Christie Jason D: The epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients presenting to the Emergency Department with severe sepsis. Shock 40 (5): 375-81,2013.

Lyon SM, Sahli, RA, Reilly, PM, Carr BG: A national analysis of the impact of insurance status on trauma outcomes. Academy Health, Orlando, FL. Poster presentation. : 2012.

Cooke, CR, Lyon, SM, Iwashyna TJ,Wunsch, H, Kahn, JM: The impact of Massachusetts health insurance reform on mortality and discharge location in the critically ill. American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation. : 2012.

Lyon, SM, Iwashyna TJ, Wunsch, H, Kahn, JM, Cooke, CR.: Massachusetts health insurance reform did not impact ICU utilization. Poster American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation. : 2012.

Merlin Jessica, Morrison Gail, Gluckman Stephen, Lipschik Gregg, Linkin Darren R, Lyon Sarah, O'Grady Elizabeth, Calvert Heather, Friedman Harvey: Medical students in developing countries. Journal of General Internal Medicine 26 (8): 833,2011.

Academic Contact Info

5012 Gibson
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (617) 851-3432
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)