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Jessie Torgersen, MD

Jessie Torgersen, MD Physician

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2013

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: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Emory University
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National Infectious Disease Society of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Torgersen 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.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

HIV in the elderly, HIV and liver disease including viral hepatitis, fatty liver, and hepatocellular carcinoma

Selected Publications:

Torgersen J, So-Armah K, Freiberg MS, Goetz MB, Budoff MJ, Lim JK, Taddei T, Butt AA, Rodriguez- Barradas M, Justice A, Kostman J, Lo Re III, V: Comparison of the Prevalence, Severity, and Risk Factors for Hepatic Steatosis in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Patients BMC Gastroenterol 2019 15;19(1):52 19 (1): 52,2019.

Binkley A, Torgersen J, Gilmore J, O’Neal J, Saine ME, Russell R, Short W, Lo Re III V.: Elimination of Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Coinfected Patients in a Viral Hepatitis Center: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. The American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) : 2019.

Anand P, Harrington B, Sayikanmi C, Carter B, Bronstein A, Schwartz A, Metzger D, Short W, Torgersen J.: Assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in an HIV Primary Care Clinic: A Pilot Project in Quality Improvement. The American Conference on the Treatment of HIV : 2019.

Torgersen J, Kallan MJ, Carbonari DM, Park LS, Mehta RL, D’Addeo K, Tate JP, Lim JK, Goetz MB, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Gibert CL, Bräu N, Brown ST, Homer RJ, Roy JA, Taddei TH, Justice AC, Lo Re III V: HIV Viremia and Low CD4+ Increase HCC Risk in Those Without Advanced Liver Fibrosis Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections : 2019.

Torgersen Jessie, Bellamy Scarlett L, Ratshaa Bakgaki, Han Xiaoyan, Mosepele Mosepele, Zuppa Athena F, Vujkovic Marijana, Steenhoff Andrew P, Bisson Gregory P, Gross Robert: Impact of Efavirenz Metabolism on Loss to Care in Older HIV+ Africans. European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics : 2018.

Stewart L, Sinha S, Madsen PJ, Glaser L, Chen HI, Culyba MJ.: Spinal epidural abscess caused by Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella amnii. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md) 26 (4): 237-239,2018.

Park L, Mehta R, D’Addeo K Taddei T, Torgersen J, Carbonari DM, Lo Re V III, Justice AC: Tissue Collection to Examine HIV and HCV Mechanisms for Hepatocellular Carcinoma International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases (IWHOD) : 2018.

Torgersen J, Park L, Taddei T, Carbonari DM, Kallan MJ, Mitchell-Richards K, Zhang X, D'Addeo K, Mehta R, Kidwai-Khan F, Justice AC, Lo Re V III: Presentation and Outcome of Biopsy-Proven Hepatocellular Carcinoma by HIV Status Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections : 2018.

Torgersen J, Carbonari D, Kallan M, Mitchell-Richards K, Zhang X, D’Addeo K, Mehta R, Park L, Kidwai-Khan F, Taddei T, Justice A, Lo Re V: Impact of HIV and Chronic HCV Status on Advanced HCC Stage in Veterans The Liver Meeting (AASLD) : 2017.

Torgersen J, Carbonari D, Kallan M, Mitchell-Richards K, Zhang X, D’Addeo K, Mehta R, Park L, Kidwai-Khan F, Taddei T, Justice A, Lo Re V: Advanced Stage of Hepatocellular Carcinoma is Less Common Among HCV Infected in Both HIV-Infected and Uninfected US Veterans International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
3910 Powelton Avenue, Ste. 411F

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9908
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)