Joshua B. Kayser

Joshua B. Kayser, MD, MPH, MBE
  • Titles:
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit, Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
  • Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, MBE
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, MPH
  • University of Texas at Austin, BA, Archaeological Studies

Dr. Kayser is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. He specializes in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. His academic focus is at the intersection of medical ethics, communication and end-of-life in the ICU. He teaches bioethics, humanism and professionalism at the School of Medicine and writes about issues relating to communication and conflict in the ICU. Locally Dr. Kayser serves on the Student Standards Committee at the University of Pennsylvania and the Hospital Ethics Committee at the VA. Nationally he serves on the Patient and Family Support Committee through the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the National ICU-Palliative Care Network through the VA. He is a member of the Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) program at the University of Pennsylvania where he researches how end-of-life decisions are made. Dr. Kayser received his MD and MPH from Tulane University and his MBE at University of Pennsylvania where he also trained in Bioethics Mediation. 

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