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Emily A. Blumberg, MD

Emily A. Blumberg, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Blumberg is employed by Penn Medicine.

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 annual Top Docs issues from 2011 to 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1986
  • Internal Medicine, 1984

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS
  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • Histoplasmosis
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HPV Vaccination
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Joint Infection
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Mycobacterium
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma
  • Mycosis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Syphilis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Tuberculosis Testing
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • Wound Infection
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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

Memberships

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

Potluri VS, Goldberg DS, Mohan S, Bloom RD, Sawinski D, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Parikh CR, Sharpe J, Reddy KR, Molnar MZ, Sise M, Reese PP: National Trends in Utilization and 1-Year Outcomes with Transplantation of HCV-Viremic Kidneys J Am Soc Nephrol. 30 : 1939-1951,2019.

Anesi JA, Blumberg EA, Han JH, Lee DH, Clauss H, Climaco A, Hasz R, Molnar E, Alimenti D, West S, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E, CDC Prevention Epicenters: Risk factors for multidrug-resistant organisms among deceased organ donors Am J Transplant 19 (9): 2468-2478,2019.

Zahid MN, Wang S, Learn GH, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Reese PP, Goldberg DS, Shaw GM, Bar KJ: High multiplicity infection following transplantation of hepatitis C virus-positive organs J Clin Invest 129 (8): 3134-3139,2019.

Porrett PM, Reese PP, Holzmayer V, Coller KE, Kuhns M, Van Deerlin VM, Gentile C, Smith JR, Sicilia A, Woodards A, McLean R, Abt P, Bloom RD, Reddy KR, Blumberg E, Cloherty G, Goldberg D: Early emergence of anti-HCV antibody implicates donor origin in recipients of an HCV-infected organ Am J Transplant : 2019.

Blumberg EA: Organs from Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donors N Engl J Med : E-pub,2019.

Mazur RD, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Bloom RD, Reddy KR, Reese PP, Goldberg DS: Characterization of early hepatic injury in HCV-negative recipients of HCV-infected kidneys Clin Transplant : e13494,2019.

McLean RC, Reese PP, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Goldberg LR, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Hasz R, Suplee L, Sicilia A, Woodards A, Zahid Muhammad N, Bar KJ, Porrett P, Levine MH, Hornsby N, Gentile C, Smith J, Goldberg DS: Transplanting hepatitis C virus-infected hearts into uninfected recipients: A single-arm trial Am J Transplant : Epub,2019.

Blumberg EA, Rogers CC: Solid Organ Transplantation in the HIV-Infected Patient: Guidelines from the American Society of Transplantation Infectious Diseases Community of Practice Clin Transplant : e13499,2019.

Blumberg EA: MMWR: Prevention and control of seasonal influenza Am J Transplant 18 (11): 2829,2018.

Reese PP, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Bloom RD, Potluri VS, Levine M, Porrett P, Sawinski D, Nazarian SM, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Gentile C, Smith J, Niknam BA, Bleicher M, Reddy KR, Goldberg DS.: Twelve-Month Outcomes After Transplant of Hepatitis C-Infected Kidneys Into Uninfected Recipients: A Single-Group Trial Ann Intern Med 169 : 273-281,2018.

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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