Penn Lung Center

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Morris A. Swartz, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Health System Clinician, Department of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Bronchoscopy Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Director, Pulmonary Diagnostic Services , Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Lead Physician, Penn Lung Center, Penn Presbyterian
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
Penn Lung Center
1st Floor Philadelphia Heart Institute Building
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-8766
Fax: 215-243-4643
Education:
BS (Engineering and Applied Science)
Yale University , 1969.
MS (Bioengineering)
University of Michigan , 1971.
MD (Medicine)
University of Rochester, 1975.
Post-Graduate Training
Fellowship , National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 1969-1971.
Intern, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital,, 1975-1976.
Resident, Internal Medicine , Temple University Hospital, 1976-1978.
Chief Medical Resident , Temple University Hospital, 1978-1979.
Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine , Graduate Hospital, 1982-1984.
Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978.
Subspecialty Board in Pulmonary Disease, , 1984.
Subspecialty Board in Critical Care Medicine, 1987.
Subspecialty Board in Critical Care Medicine-Recertification, 1997.
Subspecialty Board in Critical Care Medicine-Recertification, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Asthma
COPD
Interstitial Lung Disease
Sarcoidosis
Lung Cancer
Second Opinions

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Swartz is an experienced clinician who enjoys managing a wide gamut of pulmonary problems. These include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, sarcoidosis, lung cancer,shortness of breath, and chronic cough. He welcomes individuals who seek second opinions regarding their pulmonary issues.

Dr. Swartz cares for both inpatients and outpatients. He is the medical director of the Pulmonary Diagnostic Services, Respiratory Care, and Bronchoscopy Services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is skilled in bronchoscopy, including endobronchial ultrasound.

The Penn Lung Center at Penn Presbyterian is patient-friendly, with convenient, inexpensive parking.

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.

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