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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

Dr. Han is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2010

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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, Goldstein EJ, Wise J, Bilker WB, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E: Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Network of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals Clin Infect Dis 64 (7): 839-844,2017.

Chiotos K, Tamma PD, Flett K, Kandikar M, Zaoutis T, Han JH: Risk factors for colonization or infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children: a multicenter study Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 61 (12): pii: e01440-17,2017.

Han JH, Garrigan C, Johnston B, Nachamkin I, Clabots C, Bilker WB, Santana E, Tolomeo P, Maslow J, Myers J, Carson L, Lautenbach E, Johnson JR. CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, : Epidemiology and characteristics of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) from long-term care facility residents colonized intestinally with fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 87 (3): 275-280,2017.

Anesi J, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Garrigan C, Wilker WB, Wheeler M, Tolomeo P, Han JH: Clinical and molecular characterization of community-onset urinary tract infections due to extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37 (12): 1433-39,2016.

Pegues DA, Han JH, Gilmar C, McDonnell B, Gaynes S: Impact of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for No-Touch Terminal Room Disinfection on Clostridium difficile Infection Incidence Among Hematology- Oncology Patients Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38 (1): 89-95,2017.

Jacob J, Wu J, Han JH, Nelson DB: Clostridium difficile in an urban, university-affiliated long-term acute care hospital Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 38 (3): 294-299,2017.

Anderson DJ, Jenkins TC, Evans SR, Harris AD, Weinstein RA, Tamma PD, Han JH, Bannerjee R, Patel R, Zaoutis T, Lautenbach E, Stewardship and Infection Control Committeea of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG): The role of stewardship in addressing antibacterial resistance: stewardship and infection control committee of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group Clin Infect Dis 64 (suppl_1): S36-S40,2017.

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.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachmakin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program: Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 85 (1): 109-115,2016.

Mills JP, Talati N, Alby K, Han JH: The epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization and infection among long-term acute care hospital residents Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37 (1): 55-60,2016.

Han JH, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs B, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E: Use of a combination biomarker algorithm to identify medical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis at very low likelihood of bacterial infection Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 59 (10): 6494–6500,2015.

Academic Contact Info

734 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive

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