Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

John W. Entwistle, III, MD, PhD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor

Surgery - Cardiothoracic

Make An Appointment

Click to call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (800-533-3669) or

Office Locations

925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6996
Fax: (215) 955-6010
111 S. 11th Street
Gibbon Bldg., Ste. 6210
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6996
Fax: (215) 955-6010

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Abington Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2017


  • University of North Carolina, Medical School


  • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals


  • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals


  • Hahnemann University Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amer Assoc Retired Persons (AARP)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Delaware Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Devon
  • Empire BC/BS
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Horizon HMO
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • NJ Plus
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan

Recent Publications

René Gerónimo Favaloro (1923–2000): A man who struggled with matters of the heart

Percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in heart transplant recipients with coronary allograft vasculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 1,520 patients

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 2016 Ethics Forum: Cost-effectiveness and the ethics of left ventricular assist device therapy

Quality of life and mid-term survival of patients bridged with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to left ventricular assist device

PREVENtion of HeartMate II Pump Thrombosis Through Clinical Management: The PREVENT multi-center study

Should Family Presence Be Allowed During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation?

The Impact of Vascular Complications on Survival of Patients on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Massive thrombosis of the transplanted heart in the early postoperative period

Left ventricular assist device driveline infection and the frequency of dressing change in hospitalized patients

Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using a double-lumen bi-caval cannula for severe respiratory failure post total artificial heart implantation

Intraoperative positioning to prevent driveline insulation from acting as a conduit for left ventricular assist device pocket infection

Two-vessel off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting by left thoracotomy in a complex reoperative case

Late Failure of Amplatzer Device Closure of a Patent Foramen Ovale

The ethics of mechanical support: The need for new guidelines

Ethical considerations for ventricular assist device support: A 10-point model

Carbon monoxide releasing molecule-2 improves coagulation in patient plasma in vitro following cardiopulmonary bypass

Primary synovial sarcoma of the lung with intra-cardiac extension

Comparison of eight prosthetic aortic valves in a cadaver model

Superior vena cava rupture during balloon angioplasty and stent placement to relieve superior vena cava syndrome: a case report.

Swan-Ganz monitoring of the AbioCor artificial heart