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Joel L. Deitz, MD

Joel L. Deitz, MD Physician

Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Deitz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. J Deitz

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2008 through 2015

Recognized in America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mesothelioma
  • Lung
    • Medical Critical Care
    • Pulmonary Diagnostics and Second Opinion (Consultative Pulmonology)

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987
  • Internal Medicine, 1980
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • asbestos-related respiratory disease
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • bronchoscopy
  • chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • critical care medicine
  • diagnosis/second opinion
  • diffuse alveolar hemorrhage
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Eosinophilic Pneumonia
  • hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Hypoxia
  • idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Carcinoid Tumor
  • lung disease
  • lung disease - drug induced
  • lung disease - occupational
  • Lung Infections
  • Lung Injury
  • medical ethics
  • Mesothelioma
  • mycobacterial pulmonary disease
  • neuromuscular disease
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Lung Association of New Jersey Board, Local American Thoracic Society, National Drinker Critical Care Society, Local Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local Laennec Society of Philadelphia, Local NJ Thoracic Society, Local NJ Thoracic Society, Local NJ Thoracic Society, Local Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, Local Society For Critical Care Medicine, International


Dr. Deitz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Joel Deitz and Keith Hamilton: Health Care-Associated Infections The Intensive Care Unit Manual : 134-149,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division
Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center
39th & Market Street, PHI 441

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8585
Fax: (215) 243-4643
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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