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Joshua Berkman Kayser, MD, MPH, MBE, FCCM

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

Contact information
Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz 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.
MD (Medicine)
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2002.
MPH (Public Health)
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical 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.
ABIM - Pulmonary Diseases (recertification), 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

ICU Administration
Medical Ethics
Palliative Medicine

Description of Research Expertise

Medical Ethics

Selected Publications

Batten JN, Blythe JA, Wieten SE, Dzeng E, Kruse KE, Cotler MP, Porter-Williamson K, Kayser JB, Harman SM, Magnus D: "No Escalation of Treatment" Designations: A Multi-institutional Exploratory Qualitative Study. Chest 163(1): 192-201, Jan 2023.

Joshua B. Kayser and Horace M. DeLisser: Chapter 152: Ethics and Palliative Care in Critical Care Units. Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders. Michael A. Grippi, Editor-in-Chief (eds.). 6th Edition: 2659-65, 2022.

Joshua B. Kayser: Chapter 27: Managing Conflict in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Management of Chest trauma: A Practical Guide. Adam M. Shiroff, Mark J. Seamon, Lewis J. Kaplan (eds.). Springer Press, Page: 41-50, 2022.

Jason N Batten, Jacob A Blythe, Sarah Wieten, Miriam Piven Cotler, Joshua B Kayser, Karin Porter-Williamson, Stephanie Harman, Elizabeth Dzeng, David Magnus: Variation in the design of Do Not Resuscitate orders and other code status options: a multi-institutional qualitative study BMJ Quality & Safety Page: 668-677, Aug 2021.

Jerry J. Zimmerman, Lori A. Harmon, Pamela L Smithburger, Darlene Chaykosky, Alan C. Heffner, Marilyn Hravnak, Jason M. Kane, Joshua B. Kayser, Megan B. Lane-Fall, Renee I. Matos, Riza V. Mauricio, David J. Murphy, Michael Nurok, Anita J. Reddy, Eric Ringle, Edward G. Seferian, Norma M. Smalls-Mantey, Kathleen B. To, Lewis J. Kaplan: Choosing Wisely For Critical Care: The Next Five. Critical Care Medicine Page: 472-481, Mar 2021.

Catherine L. Auriemma and Joshua B. Kayser: The Do-Not-Intubate Order. Shared Decision Making in Adult Critical Care. Matthew N. Jaffa and David Y. Hwang (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Page: 41-50, 2021.

JB Kayser, LJ Kaplan: Conflict Management in the Intensive Care Unit - A Concise Definitive Review. Critical Care Medicine 48: 1349, 2020.

Jason Batten, Gregory Taylor, Jacob Blythe, Karin Porter-Williamson, Elizabeth Dzeng, Miriam Cotler, Joshua Kayser, Stephanie Harman, David Magnus: The Relationship Between Do-Not-Resuscitate and No Escalation of Treatment. Critical Care Medicine 47(1 (Suppl)): 178, January 2019.

SM Kassutto, JB Kayser, MP Kerlin, M Upton, G Lipschik, AJ Epstein, CJ Dine, W Schweickert: Google Glass Video Capture of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation events: A Pilot Simulation Study. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 9(6): 748-754, December 2017.

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

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