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Christina Chai, MD

Christina Chai, MD Hospitalist

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Chai is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

  • Hospital Medicine Program

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chai is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Viladomiu M, Kivolowitz C, Abdulhamid A1, Dogan B2, Victorio D1, Castellanos JG1, Woo V1, Teng F3, Tran NL3, Sczesnak A4, Chai C1, Kim M5, Diehl GE5, Ajami NJ5, Petrosino JF5, Zhou XK6, Schwartzman S7, Mandl LA7, Abramowitz M8, Jacob V8, Bosworth B9, Steinlauf A8, Scherl EJ8, Wu HJ3, Simpson KW, Longman RS.: IgA-coated E. coli enriched in Crohn's disease spondyloarthritis promote TH17-dependent inflammation Sci Transl Med. 9 (8): 376,2017.

Simon M, Loo A, Satlin M, Singh H, Chai C, Gallal L, Dillon J, Holzer H, Gerber L, Chen Z, Schuetz A, Jenkins S, Calfee D.: Clinical Impact of Rapid Molecular Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections at an Academic Medical Center in New York City. Infectious Disease Week 2016. New Orleans, LA. : 2016.

Martin P, Gao M, Motal J, Gingras LF, Chai C, Maikoff ME, Sarkisian AM, Rosenthal N, Eiss B.: Making Discharge Safer: A Multidisciplinary Discharge Timeout Checklist. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. : 2016.

Hunter D, Chai C, Barr GA.: Effects of COX inhibition and LPS on formalin induced pain in the infant rat. Dev Neurobiol. 75 (10): 1068-79,2015.

Chai C, Miraldi E, Sczesnak A, Victorio D, Goldman A, Dogan B, Simspson K, Littman D, Scherl E, Longman R.: Characterization of the Microbiota in IBD-Associated Spondyloarthropathy. Digestive Disease Week 2014. Chicago, IL. : 2014.

Hunter D, Chai C and Barr, G.A.: Is the immune system engaged by a noxious stimulus in infant rats the same way it is in the adult? Society for Neuroscience 40th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. : 2010.

Chai C, Hunter D and Barr GA.: Developmental Differences in Pain Modulation among Rat Pups Aged 3, 10, and 21 Days Old. Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students, Pheonix, AZ. : 2009.

Chai C, Hunter D and Barr GA.: Pain Modulation is Developmentally Regulated. Collegiate Science and Technology Program Conference, Lake George, NY. : 2009.

Chai, C.: The Evolution Revolution: Michael Richardson Disproves Ernst Haeckels Drawings. Northeast Regional Honors Council, Morristown, NJ. : 2008.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
5 Maloney
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)