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Jason Wagner, MD, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director for Fellowship Training at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Site Director, Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Fellowship, 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)
Education:
BS (Nutritional Science & Toxicology)
University of California at Berkeley, 2001.
MD
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.
Certifications
Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, 2009.
Diplomat, ABIM (Pulmonary Board Certification), 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Wagner’s primary clinical appointment is at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) where he is the Associate Program Director for fellowship training. There, he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, provides inpatient consultative pulmonary medicine, and precepts fellows in pulmonary clinic. He is also active in the Medical Critical Care Section of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit.

Dr. Wagner is an active teacher. He is the director of the fellowship's patient safety and quality improvement curriculum and the co-director of the internal medicine residency program's high-value care curriculum. In addition to fellow and resident education, Dr. Wagner is actively engaged in the Perelman School of Medicine where he serves as a Measey faculty member as well as a small group leader for students in the pulmonary medicine block.

His academic interests include the intersection between medical education and the principles of high-value care, and optimizing patterns of critical care resource utilization.

Selected Publications

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 [Epub ahead of print] Epub ahead of print, July 2014.

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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