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Robert Promisloff

Robert Promisloff, DO, FACP, FCCP

Clinical Professor Emeritus

Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care


  • DO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1973)
  • BA - Temple University (1969)

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)
  • Attending of the Year, Drexel University College of Medicine (June 2010-2011)
  • Excellence in Clinical Education, Drexel University College of Medicine (May 2005)
  • Top Doctor, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Checkbook Magazine (July 2004)
  • Physician of the Year Award (Excellence in Clinical Practice), Hahnemann Medical Staff, Hahnemann University Hospital (May 2004)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society’s Volunteer Physician Award, Delta Zeta Chapter of Drexel University College of Medicine (April 23, 2003)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Hahnemann Residents, Hahnemann University Hospital (1991-1995, 2000, 2003)
  • Top Doctors, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Philadelphia Magazine (May 2002)
  • The Walter Rubin Award (excellence in teaching), Hahnemann University Hospital (2001, 2002)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Thoracic Society
  • Fellow – American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow – American College of Physicians
  • Pennsylvania County Medical Society

Robert Promisloff, DO, FACP, FCCP, is a pulmonologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He is board certified in pulmonary medicine and critical care. He has a clinical interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and end-of-life care.

Clinical Services

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), End of life care, Pulmonary hypertension, Interstitial lung disease


  • Internal Medicine - Philadelphia General Hospital (1974)


  • Internal Medicine - Hahnemann University Hospital (1976)


  • Pulmonary Diseases - Hahnemann University Hospital (1978)

Robert Promisloff, DO, FACP, FCCP, is a clinical professor emeritus of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents.


Recent Publications

"Granulocyte Macrophage-Colony Stimulating Factor Induced Life Threatening Capillary Leak Syndrome"
Kaushal, M, VanScoy LJ, Boughan, K, Promisloff, R
Accepted by ATS, May 2012

"Adenocarcinoma of the Lung Presenting as Cardiac Tamponade"
Sinha, J,  VanScoy, LJ, Promisloff, R
Accepted  by ATS, May 2012

"Pulmonary Embolism After Insertion of a Greenfield Filter"
Promisloff, RA
The Journal of the POMA, November 2011.

"Infliximab Induced Miliary Tuberculosis"
Promisloff, RA, Rutkowski, Paul M, Saggio Joseph A
The Journal of the POMA, pp. 20, 21, 22, March 2008

"Critical Illness Polyneuropathy: A Case Study and Discussion"
Promisloff, RA, Rutkoswki, Paul
The Journal of the POMA, pp. 20-21, March 2006


Recent Poster Presentations

"Unexplained Case of Dyspnea Mucormycosis"
ATS Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa.,  May 20, 2013

"Immune Reconstruction Inflammatory Syndrome in PCP Pneumonia & Acute Respiratory Failure"
ATS Meeting, May 19, 2010

Recent Invited Local and National Lectures

“Infectious and Non-Infectious Pulmonary Cases”
Lecture, Internal Medicine Board Review
Drexel University College of Medicine, Marriott Courtyard, Philadelphia, Pa., June 15, 2011

“Arthritis, Alopecia and Malar Rash, Case of Lymphocytic Interstitial Pneumonia”
Cynthia Kim, MD, Robert A. Promisloff, DO
Lecture, American Thoracic Society Conference, May 15, 2011

“Infectious Lung Disease Cases" and “Non-Infectious Lung Disease Cases”
Lectures, Internal Medicine Board Review
Hahnemann University Hospital, Marriott Courtyard, Philadelphia,  Pa., June 11, 2008, June 3, 2009, and June 15, 2010

Ethics – Round Table Discussion: "Medical Care of Homeless Patients"
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa, May 6, 2009

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea”
Lecture, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., January 27, 2009

Lecture, Glaxo Smith Kline, Dallas, Texas, May 30 to June 1, 2008

* This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.