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Joshua Berkman Kayser, MD, MPH, MBE

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, VAMC
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, VAMC
Section Chief, Medical Critical Care, VAMC
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
3900 Woodland Ave., 8B115
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-370-3111
Fax: 215-823-4474
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

LE Dingfield, JB Kayser: Topics in Practice Management: Integrating Advance Care Planning into Practice. CHEST 151(6): 1387-1393, June 2017.

SM Kassutto, JB Kayser: Care of the Surgical ICU Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension. Principles of Adult Surgical Critical Care. ND Martin, LJ Kaplan (eds.). Springer International Publishing, 2016.

JB Kayser, K Mooney-Doyle, PN Lanken: Palliative Care and Respiratory Diseases - Chapter 1: Definitions and Policy. European Respiratory Society - ERS Monograph. ERS, 2016.

Joshua Kayser: Mediation Training for the Physician: Expanding the Communication Toolkit to Manage Conflict. Journal Of Clinical Ethics. The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 26(4), Winter 2015.

JB Kayser: Clinical Spotlight - Ethics, Communication and the ICU: Charting a Course for Resolving Conflict. Critical Connections. Lewis Kaplan, MD (eds.). Society of Critical Care Medicine, 13(4): 1, August/September 2014.

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.

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Last updated: 06/13/2017
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