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Emily A. Blumberg, MD

Emily A. Blumberg, MD Physician

Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Blumberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Emily A. Blumberg

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia  magazine's Top Docs issue from 2011 through 2017

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1986
  • Internal Medicine, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Post-Transplant Infections

Description of Clinical Expertise

Infections in transplant recipients

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Infectious Diseases

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center


ACGME, National Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability (Health and Human Services), National American Board of Internal Medicine, National American College of Physicians, National American Society for Microbiology, National American Society of Transplantation, National Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Grant Reviewer, National Epi-Centers for Prevention of Health-care-Associated Infections, Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control, Grant Reviewer, National Gift of Life, Local Infectious Diseases Society of America, National International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Trial Net (NIH) , National NIH, National Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), National Veterans Administration Cooperative Studies Scientific Merit Review Board, Grant Reviewer , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blumberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Infections in transplant recipients, Transplantation in HIV infected patients, Antiviral therapies in transplant recipients, Donor derived infections

Selected Publications:

Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy K R, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J: Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients The New England journal of medicine 376 (24): 2394-2395,2017.

Mitchell SL, Blumberg EA: Bacteremia caused by the photosynthetic environmental bacterium Rhodopseudomonas Journal of infection and chemotherapy : 2017.

Blumberg E A: Zika Virus in Transplantation: Emerging Infection and Opportunities. American journal of transplantation 17 (3): 599-600,2017.

Higdon LE, Trofe-Clark J, Liu S, Margulies KB, Sahoo MK, Blumberg E, Pinsky B A: Cytomegalovirus-Responsive CD8(+) T Cells Expand After Solid Organ Transplantation in the Absence of CMV Disease American journal of transplantation : 2017.

2016 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations: A Summary of the MMWR Report American journal of transplantation 16 (11): 3292,2016.

Goldberg DS, Blumberg E, McCauley M, Abt P: Improving Organ Utilization to Help Overcome the Tragedies of the Opioid Epidemic American journal of transplantation 16 (10): 2836-2841,2016.

Degnan KO: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Kidney Transplantation Seminars in nephrology 36 (5): 405-416,2016.

Ashchyan HJ, Blumberg E, Cedeno-Laurent F, Olson T, Xu X, Taylor LA, Micheletti RG: Cryptococcal cellulitis in a heart transplant recipient JAAD case reports 2 (5): 403-405,2016.

Mills JP, Wilck MB, Weikert BC, Porrett PM, Timko D, Alby K, Bonomo RA: Successful treatment of a disseminated infection with extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a liver transplant recipient with a fosfomycin-based multidrug regimen Transplant infectious disease 18 (5): 777-781,2016.

Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM: Successful Posttransplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients Transplantation 101 (5): 974-979,2016.

Academic Contact Info

3 Silverstein, Suite E
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

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

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