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Jennifer H. Han, MD, MSCE

Jennifer H. Han, MD, MSCE Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Dr. Han is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Epidemiology
  • Soft Tissue Infection

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Han's clinical interests focus on treatment of infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms, including those due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Infectious Diseases

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • 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: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians, National American Society for Microbiology, National Get Smart Program/Pennsylvania Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities, Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH), Local Infectious Diseases Society of America, National Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) Advisory Committee, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Local Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Han is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Dr. Han's research focuses on healthcare-associated infections, antibiotic resistance, and antibiotic use, with a focus on infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms across inter-related healthcare settings (e.g., post-acute care).

Selected Publications:

Han JH, Sullivan N, Leas BF, Pegues DA, Kaczmarek JL, Umscheid CA.: Cleaning hospital room surfaces to prevent healthcare-associated infections: A technical brief Annals of Internal Medicine 163 (8): 598-607,2015.

Manning S, Lautenbach E, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Risk factors for infection with Escherichia coli in nursing home residents colonized with fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 36 (5): 575-7,2015.

Jou JJ, Ebrahim J, Schofer F, Hamilton KW, Stern J, Han JH: Environmental transmission of Clostridium difficile: association between hospital room size and C. difficile infection Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 36 (5): 564-8,2015.

Tamma PD, Han JH, Rock C, Harris AD, Lautenbach E, Hsu AJ, Avdic E, Cosgrove SE.: Carbapenem therapy is associated with improved survival compared to piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with ESBL bacteremia Clinical Infectious Diseases 60 (9): 1319-25,2015.

Han JH, Johnston B, Nachamkin I, Tolomeo P, Bilker WB, Mao X, Clabots C, Lautenbach E, Johnson JJ.: Clinical and molecular epidemiology of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) among hospitalized patients colonized intestinally with fluoroquinolone-resistant E. coli Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 58 (11): 7003-6,2014.

Han JH, Maslow J, Han X, Xie SX, Tolomeo P, Santana E, Carson L, Lautenbach E: Risk factors for the development of gastrointestinal colonization with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in residents of long-term care facilities Journal of Infectious Diseases 209 (3): 420-5,2014.

Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: The effect of a hospital-wide urine culture screening intervention on the incidence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 34 (11): 1160-66.,2013.

Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Tolomeo P, Mao X, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: Impact of antibiotic use during hospitalization on the development of gastrointestinal colonization with Escherichia coli with reduced fluoroquinolone susceptibility Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 34 (10): 1070-6,2013.

Han JH, Nachamkin I, Tolomeo P, Mao X, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E: Temporal changes in resistance mechanisms in colonizing Escherichia coli isolates with reduced susceptibility to fluoroquinolones Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 76 (4): 491-6,2013.

Han JH, Edelstein PH, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E: The effect of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type on clinical outcomes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia The Journal of Infection 66 (1): 41-7,2013.

Academic Contact Info

811 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)