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Joshua Berkman Kayser, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Associate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Interim Chief of Medicine, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Department of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave., 8B115
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-370-3111
BA (Archaeology)
University of Texas - Austin, 1998.
MPH (Public Health)
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2002.
MBe (Bioethics)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2014.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 2002-2003.
Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 2003-2005.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System Fellowship, 2006-2009.
Robert L. Mayock Chief Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2009.
ABIM - Internal Medicine, 2005.
ABIM - Pulmonary Diseases, 2009.
ABIM - Critical Care Medicine, 2010.
ABIM - Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

ICU Administration
Medical Ethics
Palliative Medicine

Description of Research Expertise

Medical Ethics

Selected Publications

JB Kayser, HM DeLisser: Ethics and Palliative Care in Critical Care Units. Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 5th edition Page: Chapter 150, 2014 Notes: In Press.

JB Kayser, HM DeLisser: Palliative and End of Life Care. The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition 2013 Notes: Chapter 107.

JB Kayser: Sedation, Analgesia and Paralytic Therapy. Decision Support in Medicine 2013 Notes: e-chapter.

JB Kayser, PN Lanken: Day-to-Day Management of the Critical Care Patient. The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition 2013 Notes: Chapter 13.

Joshua B. Kayser: Just My Luck. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15(11): 1279-80, November 2012.

S Shlifer, JB Kayser, D Linkin, C Sausman, P Dilon, H Wahl, A Barney, M Carpenter: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reducing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI). Department of Veterans Affairs Nurse Managers Conference 2010 Notes: Poster Presentation.

JB Kayser, D Jain, Y Tomer, MF Beers: Acute Surfactant Protein D Deficiency Increases Susceptibility to Hyperoxia. American Thoracic Society international conference, San Diego, CA 2009 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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