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Karam Mounzer, MD

Karam Mounzer, MD Provider Not Employed by Penn Medicine

Chief Medical Officer, Philadelphia FIGHT Clinical Professor of Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Dr. Mounzer is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Karam Mounzer

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2019 Top Docs issue

Medical Society of Philadelphia Practitioner of the year Award, 2015

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

  • Infectious Diseases Program

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1997
  • Internal Medicine, 1995

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: Saint Joseph's University Medical School
Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Fellowship: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, National American Academy of HIV Medicine, National HIV Medical Association, National Infectious Disease Society of America, National Observational Pharmaco-Epidemiology Research and Analysis (OPERA) Epidemiology and Clinical Advisory Board (ECAB), National Prime Continuing Medical Education, National Trio Health Network, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mounzer is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical Development of new antiretroviral agents

Selected Publications:

Ashare RL, Thompson M, Leone F, Metzger D, Gross R, Mounzer K, Tyndale R, Lerman C, Mahoney MC, Cinciripini P, George TP, Collman R, Schnoll RA: Differences in the Rate of Nicotine Metabolism among Smokers with and without HIV AIDS : 2018.

Mounzer K, Peter Shalit, Cristina Mussini, Christoph D. Spinner, Romana Petrovic, John Jezorwski, Keith Dunn, Eric Y. Wong: Efficacy and safety of darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (D/C/F/TAF) in treatment-experienced, virologically suppressed (EMERALD) and treatment-naïve (AMBER) patients: week 48 subgroup analysis HIV and Aging : 2018.

Vadrevu SK, Trbojevic-Akmacic I, Kossenkov AV, Colomb F, Giron LB, Anzurez A, Lynn K, Mounzer K, Landay AL, Kaplan RC, Papasavvas E, Montaner LJ, Lauc G, Abdel-Mohsen M: Frontline Science: Plasma and immunoglobulin G galactosylation associate with HIV persistence during antiretroviral therapy J Leukoc Biol 104(3):461-471 : 2018.

Leila B Giron, Irena Trbojevic-Akmacic, Kenneth Lynn, Surya Vadrevu, Alitzel Anzurez, Karam Mounzer, Philip J. Norris, Alan L. Landay, Thomas Premeaux, Gordan Lauc, 8, Cecilia M. Shikuma, Luis J. Montaner, Lishomwa C. Ndhlovu, Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen1: Persistent Pro-Inflammatory HIV-mediated Glycomic Alterations Associate with Neurological Impairment During Suppressive Therapy HIV and Aging : 2018.

Papasavvas E, Lada SM, Joseph J, Yin X, Liu Q, Azzoni L, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Richman D, Montaner LJ: Analytical antiretroviral therapy interruption does not irreversibly change preinterruption levels of cellular HIV AIDS (London, England) 32 (13): 1763-1772,2018.

Michael Wohlfeiler, Karam Mounzer, Laurence Brunet, Jennifer Fusco, Vani Vannappagari, Lloyd Curtis, Nassrin Payvandi, Michael Aboud, Ricky Hsu, Philip Lackey, and Gregory Fusco: A Comprehensive Assessment of Hepatobiliary Disorders in HIV-Infected Patients Treated with Dolutegravir, Elvitegravir, Raltegravir or Darunavir in the OPERA Database IAC : 2018.

Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Andrew Kossenkov, Costin Tomescu, Surya K. Vadrevu1, Leila B Giron, Kenneth Lynn, Karam Mounzer, Pablo Tebas, Luis J. Montaner1: Single-Cell RNA-SEQ Reveals A Distinct Transcriptomic Signature of CD32+ CD4+ T Cells from HIV+ Individuals on Suppressive Therapy IAC : 2018.

Papasavvas E, Lada SM, Joseph J, Yin X, Liu Q, Azzoni L, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Richman D, Montaner LJ: Analytical ART interruption does not irreversibly change pre-interruption levels of cellular HIV AIDS : doi: 10.1097/QAD,2018.

Abdel-Mohsen M, Kuri-Cervantes L, Grau-Exposito J, Spivak AM, Nell RA, Tomescu C, Vadrevu SK, Giron LB, Serra-Peinado C, Genescà M, Castellví J, Wu G, Del Rio Estrada PM, González-Navarro M, Lynn K, King CT, Vemula S, Cox K, Wan Y, Li Q, Mounzer K, Kostman J, Frank I, Paiardini M, Hazuda D, Reyes-Terán G, Richman D, Howell B, Tebas P, Martinez-Picado J, Planelles V, Buzon MJ, Betts MR, Montaner LJ: CD32 is expressed on cells with transcriptionally active HIV but does not enrich for HIV DNA in resting T cells Sci Transl Med 18;10(437) : 2018.

Mounzer K: HIV engagement and retention in care PRIME CME : 2018.

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