Penn Medicine
Help | Search | Site Map | Contact   
faculty photo

Jason Wagner, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director for Fellowship Training at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine
Site Director, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Fellowship, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Core Faculty for Quality, Safety, and Value, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Site Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Avenue, A811
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-5800 (ext.7977)
BS (Nutritional Science & Toxicology)
University of California at Berkeley, 2001.
University of California, San Francisco, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2007.
Residence in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2009.
Chief Medical Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2009-2010.
Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2010-2013.
Health Policy Research Fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2013.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, 2009.
Diplomate, ABIM (Pulmonary Board Certification), 2012.
Diplomate, ABIM (Critical Care Medicine Certification), 2014.
Permanent link
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Wagner’s primary appointment is at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center where he has a large administrative role as both the Associate Program Director and Site Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. There, he attends in both the medical intensive care unit and on the general medicine service, provides inpatient consultative pulmonary medicine, and precepts fellows in pulmonary clinic.

Dr. Wagner's academic interests include the intersection between medical education and the principles of high-value care. To pursue those interests, he is a core faculty member for the internal medicine residency program's curriculum in quality, safety, and value. In this capacity, he provides the introductory lecture on high-value care to interns, and he leads residents in longitudinal quality improvement projects. Dr. Wagner is also actively engaged in the Perelman School of Medicine where he is one of six Measey faculty members selected to lead a highly regarded component of the internal medicine core clerskship, and is an active teacher for Penn medical students in a variety of clinical settings.

Selected Publications

Courtright KR, Weinberger SE, Wagner J: Meeting the Milestones: Strategies for Including High-Value Care Education in Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Training. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12(4): 574-8, April 2015.

Elliott D, Davidson JE, Harvey MA, Bemis-Dougherty A, Hopkins RO, Iwashyna TJ, Wagner J, Weinert C, Wunsch H, Bienvenu OJ, Black G, Brady S, Brodsky MB, Deutschman C, Doepp D, Flatley C, Fosnight S, Gittler M, Gomez BT, Hyzy R, Louis D, Mandel R, Maxwell C, Muldoon SR, Perme CS, Reilly C, Robinson MR, Rubin E, Schmidt DM, Schuller J, Scruth E, Siegel E, Spill GR, Sprenger S, Straumanis JP, Sutton P, Swoboda SM, Twaddle ML, Needham DM: Exploring the Scope of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Therapy and Care: Engagement of Non-Critical Care Providers and Survivors in a Second Stakeholders Meeting. Critical Care Medicine 42(12): 2518-26, Dec 2014.

Harhay, M.O., Wagner, J., Ratcliffe, S.J., Bronheim, R.S., Gopal, A., Green, S., Cooney, E., Mikkelsen, M.E., Kerlin, M.P., Small, D.S., Halpern, S.D. : Outcomes and Statistical Power in Adult Critical Care Randomized Trials, 2007-2013. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 189(12): 1469-78, June 2014.

Wunsch H, Wagner J, Herlim M, Kramer A, Chong D, Halpern SD: ICU Occupancy and Mechanical Ventilator Use in the United States. Critical Care Medicine 41(12): 2712-9, Dec 2013.

Gabler NB, Ratcliffe SJ, Wagner J, Asch DA, Rubenfeld GD, Angus DC, Halpern SD: Mortality Among Patients Admitted to Strained Intensive Care Units. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 188(7): 800-06, Oct 2013.

Wagner J, Gabler NB, Ratcliffe SJ, Brown SES, Strom BL, Halpern SD: Outcomes Among Patients Discharged from Busy Intensive Care Units. Annals of Internal Medicine 159(7): 447-55, Oct 2013.

Wagner J, Iwahayna TJ, Kahn JM: Reasons Underlying Interhospital Transfers to an Academic Medical Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Critical Care Medicine 28: 202-208, 2013.

Wagner J, Harhay MO, Gabler NB, Ratcliffe SJ, Halpern SD: Discharging Patients from Busy Intensive Care Units: Is it Equitable? The American Thoracic Society International Conference, Philadelphia, PA 2013 Notes: Poster Discussion.

Wagner J, Halpern SD: Deferred Admission to the Intensive Care Unit: Rationing Critical Care of Expediting Care Transitions? Archives of Internal Medicine 172(6): 474-476, 2012.

back to top
Last updated: 09/14/2016
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
© The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. Site best viewed with Mozilla, NN, IE, or Safari.
SOM Home International Programs Penn Alumni Clinical Trials Centers and Institutes Departments Faculty Research Education Administration