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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 2017

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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
  • 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 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 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:

Mills JP, Wilck MB, Weikert BC, Porrett PM, Timko D, Alby K, Bonomo RA, Blumberg EA: 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 : an official journal of the Transplantation Society : 2016.

Gaffey Ann C, Doll Stacey L, Thomasson Arwin M, Venkataraman Chantel, Chen Carol W, Goldberg Lee R, Blumberg Emily A, Acker Michael A, Stone Francis, Atluri Pavan: Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 152 (1): 213-20,2016.

Kusne S, Taranto S, Covington S, Kaul DR, Blumberg EA, Wolfe C, Green M: Coccidioidomycosis Transmission Through Organ Transplantation: A Report of the OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee American journal of transplantation : 2016.

Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM, Blumberg EA: Successful Posttransplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients Transplantation : 2016.

Blumberg Emily A: Just Say No: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Overprescribing American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons : 2016.

Gaffey AC, Cucchiara AJ, Goldberg LR, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Atluri P: Transplantation of Center for Disease Control "High-Risk" Donor Hearts Does Not Adversely Impact Long-Term Outcomes in Adults Journal of cardiac failure 22 (5): 376-82,2016.

Roland ME, Barin B, Huprikar S, Murphy B, Hanto DW, Blumberg EA, Olthoff K, Simon D, Hardy WD, Beatty G, Stock PG: Survival in HIV-positive transplant recipients compared with transplant candidates and with HIV-negative controls AIDS (London, England) 30 (3): 435-44,2016.

Razonable RR, Blumberg EA: It's not too late: a proposal to standardize the terminology of "late-onset" cytomegalovirus infection and disease in solid organ transplant recipients Transplant infectious disease 17 (6): 779-84,2015.

Ruebner Rebecca L, Moatz Taylor, Amaral Sandra, Reese Peter P, Blumberg Emily A, Smith Jodi M, Danziger-Isakov Lara, Laskin Benjamin L: Outcomes Among Children Who Received a Kidney Transplant in the United States From a Hepatitis B Core Antibody-Positive Donor, 1995-2010. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society : 2015.

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

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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