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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 America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia  magazine's Top Docs issues from 2011 to 2018

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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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 College of Physicians, National American Society for Microbiology, National American Society of Transplantation, 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

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:

Gentile Caren, Van Deerlin Vivianna M, Goldberg David S, Reese Peter P, Hasz Richard D, Abt Peter, Blumberg Emily, Farooqi Midhat S: Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping of Organ Donor Samples to Aid in Transplantation of HCV-positive Organs. Clinical transplantation : 2017.

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, Reese PP: 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, Edelstein PH: Bacteremia caused by the photosynthetic environmental bacterium Rhodopseudomonas Journal of infection and chemotherapy : 2017.

Blumberg E A, Fishman J 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, Maltzman JS: Cytomegalovirus-Responsive CD8(+) T Cells Expand After Solid Organ Transplantation in the Absence of CMV Disease American journal of transplantation : 2017.

Marty Francisco M, Ljungman Per, Chemaly Roy F, Maertens Johan, Dadwal Sanjeet S, Duarte Rafael F, Haider Shariq, Ullmann Andrew J, Katayama Yuta, Brown Janice, Mullane Kathleen M, Boeckh Michael, Blumberg Emily A, Einsele Hermann, Snydman David R, Kanda Yoshinobu, DiNubile Mark J, Teal Valerie L, Wan Hong, Murata Yoshihiko, Kartsonis Nicholas A, Leavitt Randi Y, Badshah Cyrus: Letermovir Prophylaxis for Cytomegalovirus in Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation. The New England journal of medicine 377 (25): 2433-2444,2017.

Blumberg EA: 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, Levine M: Improving Organ Utilization to Help Overcome the Tragedies of the Opioid Epidemic American journal of transplantation 16 (10): 2836-2841,2016.

Degnan KO, Blumberg EA: 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, Rosenbach M: Cryptococcal cellulitis in a heart transplant recipient JAAD case reports 2 (5): 403-405,2016.

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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