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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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 2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1986
  • Internal Medicine, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • Infections - Transplant Recipients

Description of Clinical Expertise

infections in transplant recipients

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Infectious Diseases

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

    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
  • 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: New York University
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 Infectious Diseases Society of America, National International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Member, Data Safety Monitoring Board, Trial Net (NIH), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blumberg is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Richterman A, Blumberg EA: The Challenges and Promise of HIV-Infected Donors for Solid Organ Transplantation Current infectious disease reports 17 (4): 471,2015.

Singh N, Sifri CD, Silveira FP, Miller R, Gregg KS, Huprikar S, Lease ED, Zimmer A, Dummer JS, Spak CW, Koval C, Banach DB, Shroff M, Le J, Ostrander D, Avery R, Eid A, Razonable RR, Montero J, Blumberg EA, Alynbiawi A, Morris MI, Randall HB, Alangaden G, Tessier J, Wagener MM, Sun HY: Cryptococcosis in Patients With Cirrhosis of the Liver and Posttransplant Outcomes Transplantation : 2015.

Green M, Covington S, Blumberg EA: Understanding the risk of donor-derived infections in pediatric transplantation: the time is now Pediatric transplantation 19 (1): 8-10,2015.

Richterman A, Sawinski D, Reese PP, Lee DH, Clauss H, Hasz RD, Thomasson A, Goldberg D, Abt PL, Forde KA, Doll S, Brady KA, Blumberg EA: An assessment of HIV patients dying in care for deceased organ donation in a US urban center American Journal of Transplantation : 2015.

Sawinski Deirdre, Forde Kimberly A, Eddinger Kevin, Troxel Andrea B, Blumberg Emily, Tebas Pablo, Abt Peter L, Bloom Roy D: Superior outcomes in HIV-positive kidney transplant patients compared with HCV-infected or HIV/HCV-coinfected recipients Kidney international 88 : 341-9,2015.

Suryaprasad A, Basavaraju SV, Hocevar SN, Theodoropoulos N, Zuckerman RA; Hayden T, Forbi J, Pegues D, Levine M, Martin SI, Kuehnert MJ, Blumberg EA: Transmission of Hepatitis C Virus from Organ Donors Despite Nucleic Acid Test Screening American Journal of Transplantation : 2015.

Sawinski E, Goldberg D, Blumberg E, Abt PL, Bloom RD, Forde K: Beyond the NIH Multicenter HIV Transplant Trial Experience: Outcomes of HIV+ liver transplant recipients compared to HCV+ or HIV+/HCV+ co-infected recipients in the United States Clinical Infectious Diseases : 2015.

Longworth SA, Vinnard C, Lee I, Sims KD, Barton TD, Blumberg EA: Risk factors for nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in solid organ transplant recipients: a case control study Transplant Infectious Diseases 16 : 76-83,2014.

Kaul DR, Covington S, Taranto S, Green M, Lyon GM, Kusne S, Miller RA, Blumberg EA: Solid Organ Transplant Donors With Central Nervous System Infection Transplantation 98 : 666-70,2014.

Ragni MV, Devera ME. Roland ME, Wong M, Stosor V, Sherman KE, Hardy D, Blumberg EA, Fung J, Barin B, Stablein D, Stock PG: Liver transplant outcomes in HIV+ haemophilic men Haemophilia 19 (1): 134-40,2013.

Academic Contact Info

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

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

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