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Helen Carol Koenig, MD, MPH

Helen Carol Koenig, MD, MPH Physician

Medical Director, MacGregor Infectious Diseases Practices, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • English
  • French

Dr. Koenig is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2009
  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Preventive Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aspergillosis
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Cellulitis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Genital Warts (Condyloma Acuminatum)
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Joint Infection
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Mycobacterium
  • Pneumonia
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Shingles
  • Staph Infection
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Syphilis
  • Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
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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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Memberships

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), National American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National HIVMA, National Infectious Diseases Society of America, National International AIDS Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Koenig is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

HIV prevention

Selected Publications:

Meisner J, Koenig HC, Tebas P: “Synergizing Infectious Diseases and Substance Use Treatment to Improve the Outcomes of Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs in a Large Academic Hospital” Poster presentation at IDWeek, San Francisco, CA : 2018.

Hunt T, Lalley-Chareczko L, Daughtridge G, Swyryn M, and Koenig H: “PrEP Access and Adherence: Identifying barriers and Assessing the Utility of Tenofovir Urine Testing” HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P), Madrid, Spain : 2018.

Meisner J, Koenig HC, Tebas P: “Synergizing Infectious Diseases and Substance Use Treatment to Improve the Outcomes of Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs in a Large Academic Hospital" Poster presentation at IDWeek, San Francisco, CA. : 2018.

Wood S, Gross R, Shea J, Franklin J, Petsis D, Lalley-Chareczko L, Koenig H, Dowshen N: “Barriers and Facilitators of adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among men and transgender women of color who have sex with men” Poster presentation at the International AIDS Society Conference, Amsterdam, Holland : 2018.

Hunt T, Lalley-Chareczko L, Daughtridge G, Swyryn M, and Koenig H: “PrEP Access and Adherence: Identifying Barriers and Assessing the Utility of Tenofovir Urine Testing" AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Online Supplement. : 2018.

Lalley-Chareczko L, Clark D, Conyngham SC, Zuppa A, Moorthy G, Mounzer K, and Koenig HC: “Delivery of TDF/FTC for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV-1 Acquisition in Young Adult Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women of Color using a Urine Adherence Assay" JAIDS : 2018.

Stewart L, Chen D, Ciuffetelli D, Short W, Koenig H: “HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis Implementation in the University of Pennsylvania Health System” Poster presentation at Department of Medicine Research Day, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA : 2018.

Koenig HC, Mounzer K, Daughtridge GW, Sloan CE, Lalley-Chareczko L, Moorthy GS, Conyngham SC, Zuppa AF, Montaner LJ, Tebas P.: Urine Assay for Tenofovir to Monitor Adherence in Real Time to TDF/FTC as PrEP HIV Medicine 18 (6): 412-418,2017.

Patel RR, Amico R, Harrison LC, Lalley-Chareczko L, Anderson P, Presti R, Mayer KH, Patil S, Moorthy GS, Zuppa AF, Koenig HC: Comparing Urine with Dried Blood Spots to Assess Tenofovir Levels for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence (Abstract 976) Poster presented at the International AIDS Society Conference, Paris, France : 2017.

Jayaraman S, Lalley-Chareczko L, Williams S, Clark D, Nahan R, Koenig HC: “Determining Why HIV PrEP Patients Become Lost-to-Care Can Improve PrEP Retention” Poster presented at the National Sexual Health Conference, Denver, CO : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
MacGregor Infectious Disease Practice
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
South Pavilion 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6932
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)