John Boehmer, MD, Cardiology, Hershey, PA, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Cardiology Hershey, PA

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Heart Failure & Transplantation


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Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Massachusetts
    University of MassachusettsRESIDENCY
  • Penn State College of Medicine
    Penn State College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Bucknell UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1992 - 2020
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1989 - 1992
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • The Best Doctors in America - Northeast Region 1996-2018
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Society
  • Dr. Joseph Weightman Scholarship
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Heartlogic multisensor algorithm identifies patients during periods of significantly increased risk of heart failure events  
    Gardner RS, Singh JP, Stancak B, Nair DG, Cao M, Schulze C, Thakur PH, An Q, Wehrenberg S, Hammill EF, Zhang Y, Boehmer JP, Circ Heart Fail, 1/1/2018
  • Evaluating the older adult experience of a web-based, tablet-delivered heart failure self-care program using gerontechnology principles  
    Buck H, Pinter A, Poole E, Boehmer JP, Foy A, Black S, Lloyd T, Geriatr Nurs, 1/1/2017
  • Muscle sympathetic nerve activity response to heat stress is attenuated in chronic heart failure patients  
    Cui J, Boehmer JP, Blaha C, Sinoway LI, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Aspergillus Endocarditis and Locked-in Syndrome: Rare Complication After Orthotopic Heart Transplant
    Bulathsinghala MS, Bulathsinghala CM and Boehmer JP, American College of Cardiology, Washington, DC, 1/1/2017
  • Atrial Arrhythmia Burden Increases Prior to Worsening Heart Failure Events
    Capucci A, Merkely B, Boehmer JP, Sweeney RJ, Zhang Y, Thakur PH, An Q, Averina V, Heart Rhythm Society, 1/1/2017
  • Application of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Differs in the USA Compared to Outside USA � The International ADVANCE CRT Registry
    Niraj Varma, John Boehmer, Maria Costanzo, Michael Gold, Jagmeet Singh, Leo Polosajian, Bhargava Kartikeya, Taraneh Farazi, John Gill, Angelo Auricchio, Cardiostim, 1/1/2016
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  • Device Therapy for Heart Failure 
  • High versus Low Voltage Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure 
    Manchester, England, United Kingdom - 1/22/2004
  • Chronic Heart Failure: Overview and Introduction 
    Penn State College of Medicine/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Cardiac Rehab, Hershey, PA - 1/17/2004
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Authored Content

  • Device Measured Rapid Shallow Breathing Index and Not Minute Ventilation Reflects Changes in Dyspnea Status in Ambulatory Heart Failure PatientsAugust 2018
  • Speed Isn't Always Harmful in RV Failure Post LVADAugust 2018
  • Third Heart Sound During Atrial Fibrillation? Confirming the Existence of Cardiac Vibrations During Deceleration Phase of Early Diastolic Filling While in Atrial FibrillationAugust 2018

Press Mentions

  • Cumberland County Man Shares Heart Transplant Survival Story
    Cumberland County Man Shares Heart Transplant Survival StorySeptember 12, 2020
  • And the Beat Goes on: Heart Transplant Patients, Surgeons Reunite
    And the Beat Goes on: Heart Transplant Patients, Surgeons ReuniteJune 06, 2019
  • Boston Scientific's New Defibrillators Really Are Smarter
    Boston Scientific's New Defibrillators Really Are SmarterSeptember 20, 2017
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations