Division of Infectious Diseases

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is the flagship of Penn Medicine. HUP was founded in 1884 and was the first university hospital in America. Penn Medicine was founded in 1993 and became one of the first academic health systems in the country during a period of transformation in health care. Both HUP and Penn Medicine have been recognized recently for the exceptional quality of their services. Since 1998, HUP was accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations with commendation, an honor reserved for the top 1% of American hospitals. It also has been recognized on the Honor Roll of the top hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report. Penn Medicine was the recipient of the first National Quality Award in 1998. HUP and its affiliated facilities, the Medical School and University, provide the training ground for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE
Chief

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) is located four blocks from HUP. PPMC is a 300 bed, full-service community hospital which provides care to West Philadelphia and serves a as a regional referral center for its specialty units. PPMC houses a major orthopedic surgery practice, ophthalmology at the Scheie Eye Institute, cardiothoracic surgery, podiatric surgery, bariatric surgery, the Penn Family Practice program and a skilled nursing facility. The house staff of the University of Pennsylvania cover the medical and surgical services of PPMC.

Judith O'Donnell, MD
Chief

Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) was founded in 1754 and is the oldest hospital in the United States. Pennsylvania Hospital's association with the Perelman School of Medicine extends back for more than a century and has served as a clinical training site for generations of Penn students and fellows. Pennsylvania's center city Philadelphia campus is a classic example of colonial architecture. PAH has outstanding programs in orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, and HIV care which complement the fellow's experience in these disciplines at HUP. Fellows may choose elective rotations at Pennsylvania Hospital under the supervision of Penn Infectious Diseases faculty.

Michael Braffman, MD
Chief
822 Pine Street, Suite 3-A
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-829-5354

Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center

The Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center (PVAMC) is located on the western edge of campus one block from HUP. The PVAMC is housed in a new building which has been transformed from a large inpatient facility to a 150 bed inpatient unit with a large ambulatory service and a nursing home on site. Effective July 1, 1998 the Infectious Diseases Division of Penn Medicine provides all of the consultation services as well as staffing for the Ambulatory HIV Clinic and Infection Control. The clinic serves a large population of HIV infected patients from West Philadelphia and a larger referral radius.

Valerianna Amorosa, MD
Chief

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