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William D. Schweickert, MD

William D. Schweickert, MD Physician

Director, Medical Critical Care Operations, University of Pennsylvania Health System Medical Director, Donner Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Department of Medicine Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Schweickert is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pulmonary Disease, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Arterial Line Placement
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis (Black Lung Disease)
  • Complex Sleep Apnea
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Delirium
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diaphragm Injury
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome
  • Hypotension
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypovolemia
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • IV Sedation
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Legionnaires' Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Tumors
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Near Drowning
  • Needle Procedure
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid in the Lung)
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post-Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Complications of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Right Heart Catheterization
  • Sepsis (Septicemia)
  • Septic Shock
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Smoking related Disease
  • Spirometry
  • Stridor
  • Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Third Degree Burn
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
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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: Wake Forest University
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Chicago Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Society for Critical Care Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Schweickert 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.


Selected Publications:

Giannini Heather M, Ginestra Jennifer C, Chivers Corey, Draugelis Michael, Hanish Asaf, Schweickert William D, Fuchs Barry D, Meadows Laurie, Lynch Michael, Donnelly Patrick J, Pavan Kimberly, Fishman Neil O, Hanson C William, Umscheid Craig A: A Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Development, Implementation, and Impact on Clinical Practice. Critical care medicine : 2019.

Mikkelsen Mark E, Anderson Brian J, Bellini Lisa, Schweickert William D, Fuchs Barry D, Prasad Kerlin Meeta: Burnout, and Fulfillment, in the Profession of Critical Care Medicine. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine : 2019.

Ginestra Jennifer C, Giannini Heather M, Schweickert William D, Meadows Laurie, Lynch Michael J, Pavan Kimberly, Chivers Corey J, Draugelis Michael, Donnelly Patrick J, Fuchs Barry D, Umscheid Craig A: Clinician Perception of a Machine Learning-Based Early Warning System Designed to Predict Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock. Critical care medicine : 2019.

Bakhru Rita N, Basner Mathias, Kerlin Meeta Prasad, Halpern Scott D, Hansen-Flaschen John, Rosen Ilene M, Dinges David F, Schweickert William D: Sleep and Work in ICU Physicians During a Randomized Trial of Nighttime Intensivist Staffing. Critical care medicine 47 (7): 894-902,2019.

Balas Michele C, Pun Brenda T, Pasero Chris, Engel Heidi J, Perme Christiane, Esbrook Cheryl L, Kelly Tamra, Hargett Ken D, Posa Patricia J, Barr Juliana, Devlin John W, Morse Alexandra, Barnes-Daly Mary Ann, Puntillo Kathleen A, Aldrich J Matthew, Schweickert William D, Harmon Lori, Byrum Diane G, Carson Shannon S, Ely E Wesley, Stollings Joanna L: Common Challenges to Effective ABCDEF Bundle Implementation: The ICU Liberation Campaign Experience. Critical care nurse 39 (1): 46-60,2019.

Stollings Joanna L, Devlin John W, Pun Brenda T, Puntillo Kathleen A, Kelly Tamra, Hargett Ken D, Morse Alexandra, Esbrook Cheryl L, Engel Heidi J, Perme Christiane, Barnes-Daly Mary Ann, Posa Patricia J, Aldrich J Matthew, Barr Juliana, Carson Shannon S, Schweickert William D, Byrum Diane G, Harmon Lori, Ely E Wesley, Balas Michele C: Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle: Top 8 Questions Asked During the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative. Critical care nurse 39 (1): 36-45,2019.

Girard Timothy D, Exline Matthew C, Carson Shannon S, Hough Catherine L, Rock Peter, Gong Michelle N, Douglas Ivor S, Malhotra Atul, Owens Robert L, Feinstein Daniel J, Khan Babar, Pisani Margaret A, Hyzy Robert C, Schmidt Gregory A, Schweickert William D, Hite R Duncan, Bowton David L, Masica Andrew L, Thompson Jennifer L, Chandrasekhar Rameela, Pun Brenda T, Strength Cayce, Boehm Leanne M, Jackson James C, Pandharipande Pratik P, Brummel Nathan E, Hughes Christopher G, Patel Mayur B, Stollings Joanna L: Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness. The New England journal of medicine 379 (26): 2506-2516,2018.

Palakshappa Jessica A, Reilly John P, Schweickert William D, Anderson Brian J, Khoury Viviane, Shashaty Michael G, Fitzgerald David, Forker Caitlin, Butler Kelly, Ittner Caroline A, Feng Rui, Files D Clark, Bonk Michael P, Christie Jason D, Meyer Nuala J: Quantitative peripheral muscle ultrasound in sepsis: Muscle area superior to thickness. Journal of critical care 47 : 324-330,2018.

Pun Brenda T, Balas Michele C, Barnes-Daly Mary Ann, Thompson Jennifer L, Aldrich J Matthew, Barr Juliana, Byrum Diane, Carson Shannon S, Devlin John W, Engel Heidi J, Esbrook Cheryl L, Hargett Ken D, Harmon Lori, Hielsberg Christina, Jackson James C, Kelly Tamra L, Kumar Vishakha, Millner Lawson, Morse Alexandra, Perme Christiane S, Posa Patricia J, Puntillo Kathleen A, Schweickert William D, Stollings Joanna L, Tan Alai, D'Agostino McGowan Lucy, Ely E Wesley: Caring for Critically Ill Patients with the ABCDEF Bundle: Results of the ICU Liberation Collaborative in Over 15,000 Adults. Critical care medicine 47 (1): 3-14,2018.

Barnes-Daly Mary Ann, Pun Brenda T, Harmon Lori A, Byrum Diane G, Kumar Vishakha K, Devlin John W, Stollings Joanna L, Puntillo Kathleen A, Engel Heidi J, Posa Patricia J, Barr Juliana, Schweickert William D, Esbrook Cheryl L, Hargett Ken D, Carson Shannon S, Aldrich J Matthew, Ely E Wesley, Balas Michele C: Improving Health Care for Critically Ill Patients Using an Evidence-Based Collaborative Approach to ABCDEF Bundle Dissemination and Implementation. Worldviews on evidence-based nursing 15 (3): 206-216,2018.

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Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street
5038 Gates Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-5478