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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


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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


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.


Description of Research Expertise:

HIV prevention

Selected Publications:

Abernethy J, Binkley A, Cimino C, Koenig H, Short WR: Prescription Drug Use Among Women with HIV who are of Childbearing Potential Presented at IDWeek 2019, Washington, DC : 2019.

Arens Y, Lalley-Chareczko L, Patil S, Moorthy G, Defechereux P, Mehrotra M, Daughtridge G, Grant RM, Koenig HC: Urine Tenofovir Concentration as a Marker of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Adherence Presented at Adherence 2019, Miami, FL : 2019.

Liu P, Short WR, Stewart L, Ciufetelli D, Schwartz A, Koenig H: Advancing PrEP Implementation in an Academic Medical Center Infectious Diseases Special Edition : 48-50,2019.

Wood S, Gross R, Shea JA, Bauermeister JA, Franklin J, Petsis D, Swyryn M, Lalley-Chareczko L, Koenig HC, Dowshen N: Barriers and Facilitators of PrEP Adherence for Young Men and Transgender Women of Color AIDS Behavior : 2019.

Lalley-Chareczko L., Hiserodt E., Moorthy G., Zuppa A., Mounzer K., Koenig H: Validation of a Urine Assay to Measure Tenofovir Level in Patients taking Tenofovir Alafenamide Presented at the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC), Atlanta, GA : 2019.

Lee S, Jacinto S, Costanzo S, Marcu G, Koenig H, and Dowshen N: Positively Connected for Health (PC4H): Acceptability and Feasibility of a Digital Health Adherence and Engagement in care intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Washington, DC : 2019.

Travis Hunt, Linden Lalley-Chareczko, Giffin Daughtridge, Meghan Swyryn & Helen Koenig: Challenges to PrEP use and perceptions of urine tenofovir adherence monitoring reported by individuals on PrEP AIDS Care 31 (10): 1203-1206,2019.

Wood S, Dowshen N, Bauermeister JA, Lalley-Chareczko L, Franklin J, Petsis DT, Swyryn M, Koenig HC, Gross R.: Characteristics of Social Support Networks among Young Men and Transgender Women of Color Receiving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Presented at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Washington, DC : 2019.

Wood S, Dowshen N, Bauermeister JA, Lalley-Chareczko L, Franklin J, Petsis DT, Swyryn M, Koenig HC, Gross R: Characteristics of Social Support Networks Among Young Men And Transgender Women of Color Receiving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) For HIV Prevention Journal of Adolescent Health 64 (2): S16-17,2019.

Jayaraman S, Lalley-Chareczko L, Williams S, Clark D, Conyngham C, Koenig HC: Why do HIV PrEP patients become lost-to-care and how can we improve PrEP retention?” HIV/AIDS Res Treat Open Journal 6 (1): 10-21,2019.

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)