About John D. Koethe, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Associate Professor – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Pennsylvania Hospital Acute Dialysis Unit
  • Memberships:
    • American Society of Nephrology
    • International Society of Nephrology
    • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
    • Fellow of American College of Physicians
    • Pennsylvania Medical Society
    • National Kidney Foundation

Dr. Koethe received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in 1982, graduating with honors. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. In 1988 he completed his Fellowship in Nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1985 he became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in 1988 he became certified in the subspecialty of Nephrology. Dr. Koethe joined the Section on Renal Diseases and Hypertension at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1989 joining Pennsylvania Nephrology Associates at that time. He has been practicing nephrology at both Pennsylvania Hospital and Pennsylvania Nephrology Associates since then. 

Dr. Koethe serves on numerous committees at Pennsylvania Hospital including the Nutrition Support Committee, Medical Records Committee, Information Systems Executive Steering Committee and the Performance Improvement Committee.  He teaches medical residents and students at Pennsylvania Hospital as well as lectures to other health care professionals.  He has contributed to peer-reviewed clinical research publications and has authored several research papers committed to the ongoing improvement of nephrological care. Dr. Koethe has been awarded Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doc award and has received the Edward Viner Teaching Award.


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