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William D. Schweickert, MD

William D. Schweickert, MD Physician

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:

  • Critical Care Medicine

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:

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 : 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.

Kassutto Stacey M, Kayser Joshua B, Kerlin Meeta P, Upton Mark, Lipschik Gregg, Epstein Andrew J, Dine C Jessica, Schweickert William: Google Glass Video Capture of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Events: A Pilot Simulation Study. Journal of graduate medical education 9 (6): 748-754,2017.

Bakhru Rita N, Schweickert William D: Reply: Are No, or Late, Mobility Practices Taken in Intensive Care Units without an Early Mobility Protocol? Annals of the American Thoracic Society 14 (1): 150,2017.

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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