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Sarah M. Lyon, MD, MSCE

Sarah M. Lyon, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 2012
  • Pulmonary Disease, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

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

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

Memberships

American Thoracic Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lyon 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

My prior research has focused on understanding how non-clinical social determinants of health as well as organizational and policy variations impact utilization and outcomes in respiratory diseases. My masters in clinical epidemiology thesis examined 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 study how MA insurance reform impacted critical care utilization and outcomes.

Selected Publications:

Admon AJ, Sjoding MW, Lyon SM, Ayanian JZ, Iwashyna TJ, Cooke CR: Medicaid Expansion and Mechanical Ventilation in Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Heart Failure Annals American Thoracic Society : 2019.

Lyon, SM: Healthcare Reform: An Update Annals ATS 15 (4): 417,2018.

Admon AJ, Sjoding MW, Lyon SM, Iwashyna TJ, Cooke CR: The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Rates of Ambulatory Care-Sensitive ICU Admission AJRCCM 197 : A5900,2018.

Sarah M Lyon and Milton Rossman: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections, Seventh Edition. 5 (1): 2017.

Lyon SM, Moore N, Douglas IS, Cooke CR: Update on the Affordable Care Act. King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodge Annals ATS 13 (4): 2016.

Lyon SM, Douglas IS, Cooke CR: Health Policy: Toward Achieving Respiratory Health Equality Achieving Respiratory Health Equality : 2016.

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 American Journal of Critical Care 24 (4): e47-55,2015.

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, 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.

Academic Contact Info

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)