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Morris A. Swartz, MD

Morris A. Swartz, MD Physician

Medical Director, Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Dr. Swartz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Morris A. Swartz

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002, 2010 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Lung
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) & Emphysema
    • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Sarcoidosis
    • Medical Critical Care
    • Pulmonary Diagnostics and Second Opinion (Consultative Pulmonology)

Board Certification:

  • Critical Care Medicine, 1987
  • Internal Medicine, 1978
  • Pulmonary Disease, 1984

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • bronchoscopy
  • chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • 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
  • mycobacterial pulmonary disease
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • obstructive airway disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • pulmonary disease
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Clinical Interests

Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Cancer
Second Opinions

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: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Graduate Hospital


American College of Chest Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Thoracic Society, National Laennec Society, Local


Dr. Swartz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Swartz, M.: Cover Photograph Arch Int Med 165 : Cover,2005.

Sharma VK, Haber AD, Swartz, MA:: Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome with lupus anticoagulant diagnosed in a 61-year-old woman. Chest 120 : 334,2001.

Swartz, M.: Photograph N Engl J Med 343 : 922,2000.

Kaloji M, Fallahnejad M, Swartz MA, Fisher SA:: Postoperative complications after combined preoperative and intraoperative radiotherapy and neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with non small cell lung cancer. Chest 114 : 3085,1998.

Swartz MA, Munz M, Stern MB: Respiratory failure following stereotactic neurosurgery in a 53-year-old woman. Chest 111 : 1112-14,1997.

Swartz MA, Ammari R: Pulmonary hypertension caused by pulmonary tumor embolism. Pulmonary Reviews 2 : 27-29,1997.

Criner GJ, O'Brien G, Furukawa S, Cordova F, Swartz M, Fallahnejad M, D'Alonzo G: Lung volume reduction surgery in ventilator-dependent COPD patients. Chest 110 : 877-884,1996.

Ammari RT, Marte J, Swartz M, Haber A, Castell DO, Epstein P:: Comparison of two methods for measuring esophageal pressure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153 : A748,1996.

Criner GJ, O'Brien G, Furukawa S, Cordova F, Swartz M, et al:: Lung volume reduction surgery in severe ventilator-dependent COPD patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 153 : A763,1996.

Akers S, Kucich U, Swartz M: Specificity and sensitivity of the assay for elastin-derived peptides in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am Rev Respir Dis 145 : 1077-1081,1992.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine at University City
Harron Lung Center
3737 Market Street, Suite 10125

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

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