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Jessie Torgersen, MD

Jessie Torgersen, MD Physician

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2016
  • Internal Medicine, 2013

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
  • 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

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American College of Physicians, 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Epidemiology and clinical impact of liver disease in HIV, specifically hepatic steatosis, viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma in HIV, with additional interest in the management of HIV in the elderly

Selected Publications:

Priyanka Anand, Brittney Harrington, Jennifer Wilson, Bryce Carter, Abby Bronstein, Alexis Schwartz, William R. Short, Jessie Torgersen: Clinic Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences among Persons with HIV: a Pilot Project ID Week 2019 : 2019.

Priyanka Anand, Brittney Harington, Jennifer Wilson, Bryce Carter, Abby Bronstein, Alexis Schwartz, David Metzger, William Short, Jessie Torgersen: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Screening and Referral to Care in a HIV Primary Care Clinic: A Pilot Project in Quality Improvement The HIV Prevention & Education Summit : 2019.

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.

Jessie Torgersen, Tamar H. Taddei, Lesley S. Park, Dena M. Carbonari, Michael J. Kallan, Kisha A. Mitchell Richards, Xuchen Zhang, Darshana Jhala, Norbert Bräu, Robert Homer, Kathryn D'Addeo, Rajni Mehta, Melissa Skanderson, Farah Kidwai-Khan, Amy C. Justice, Vincent Lo Re III: Differences in Pathology, Staging, and Treatment Between HIV+ and Uninfected Patients with Microscopically Confirmed Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : 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.

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)