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Ilona S. Lorincz, MD

Ilona S. Lorincz, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lorincz is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ilona S. Lorincz

I am the Director of Quality for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Junior Research fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. I completed my undergraduate training at Dartmouth College, received my medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed my internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During my endocrine fellowship, I completed a fellowship in QI/patient safety through the Penn Center for Health Care Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) and obtained a Master’s in Health Policy Research in 2017.

My primary clinical interests are diabetes, thyroid disorders, and transgender medicine and my research focuses on improving healthcare delivery for patients with endocrine conditions. I have a particular interest in optimizing primary care-endocrinologist collaboration, patient-physician communication, the use of technology to promote diabetes self-care behaviors, and reducing hospital admissions for people with diabetes. I also lead quality improvement, medication safety, and EHR optimization initiatives for diabetic inpatients.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrinology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Diabetes Education
  • Disorders of Sexual Differentiation
  • Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Insulin Pump
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Transgender Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes

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: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Diabetes Association (Member), National American Medical Association (Member), National Endocrine Society, National Type 1 Diabetes QI Collaborative, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lorincz 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:

Quality Improvement
Patient Safety
Behavioral Interventions
Health Services Research
Population Management

Selected Publications:

Li P, Geng Z, Ladage VP, Wu J, Lorincz I, Doshi JA.: Early hypoglycaemia and adherence after basal insulin initiation in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Obes Metab 21 (11): 2019.

Zhou, Victoria; Shofer, Frances; Desai, Nikita; Lorincz, Ilona; Mull, Nikhil; Adler, David; Greenwood, John: Predictors of Short Intensive Care Unit Stay for Patients with Diabetic Ketoacidosis Utilizing a Novel Emergency Department-Based Resuscitation and Critical Care Unit The Journal of Emergency Medicine 56 (2): 127-134,2019.

Susan Harkness Regli, PhD, Suzanna Ho, MSN, RN, Margaret Yoho, MSN, RN, Ilona Lorincz, MD, MSHP, Rebecca Stamm, MSN, RN, Melissa Hibbs, RPh, DPLA, MHA, and Terese Kornet, MSN, RN: It's like scanning the spoon: Problems and Interventions in Insulin Pen Safety. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care 7 : 213-217,2018.

Gopalan A, Lorincz IS, Wirtalla C, Marcus SC, Long JA.: Awareness of Prediabetes and Engagement in Diabetes Risk-Reducing Behaviors. Am J Prev Med 49 (4): 512-19,2015.

Lorincz I, Gitelman Y, Stromberg N, Tait Gordon, Van Der Tuyn M, Rosin Roy, McGreevy J, Salmon, J, Hanson B, Patel N, Myers J: Brainstorm: leveraging social media to accelerate IT innovation. Presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Orlando, FL : 2013.

Patel N, Lorincz, I, Stromberg N, Ravitz N, Van Der Tuyn M, Hanson B.: Enhancing Care Team Communication Presented at Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Orlando, FL : 2013.

Lorincz I, Ewanichak J, Kharlip J: A Review of the Clinical Presentation and Management of Patients with Ipilumumab-associated Hypophysitis Treated at the Penn Pituitary Center. Endocrine Review. Presented at the Endocrine Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA 34 : 2013.

Lorincz IS, Lawson BC, Long JA: “Provider and patient directed financial incentives to improve care and outcomes for patients with diabetes.” Curr Diab Rep. 13 (2): 188-95,2013.

Lorincz, IS, Patel, N, Schmidt, S, Boczar, B, Savitz, J, Ahya, V, Myers, J: An Intervention to Improve Medication Reconciliation: Discharge Time-out. Presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting Grapevine, Texas. : 2011.

Belfer I, Buzas B, Hipp H, Phillips G, Taubman J, Lorincz I, Evans, C, Lipsky RH, Enoch MA, Max MB, and Goldman D: Haplotype-based analysis of alpha 2A, 2B, adn 2C adrenergic receptor genes captures information on common functional loci at each gene J Hum Genet. 50 (1): 12-20,2005.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 4 900W
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)