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Kathleen Degnan, MD

Kathleen Degnan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Degnan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015

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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Degnan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dutcher L, Degnan K, Lautenbach E, Pegues D, David M, Cluzet V, Cressman L, Bilker W, Tolomeo P, Adu-Gyamfi A, Hamilton K, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program: Improving Outpatient Antimicrobial Prescribing for Respiratory Tract Infections IDWeek Annual Scientific Conference, Washington, DC : 2019.

Wang FY, Degnan KO, Goren EN: Describing Failure in a Clinical Clerkship J Gen Intern Med 32 (4): 378,2017.

Degnan KO, Blumberg EA: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Kidney Transplantation Semin Nephrol 36 (5): 405-416,2016.

Rodriguez Fátima, Degnan Kathleen O, Nagpal Prashant, Blankstein Ron, Gerhard-Herman Marie D: Insidious: Takayasu Arteritis Am J Med 128 (12): 1288-91,2015.

Miloslavsky EM, McSparron JI, Degnan KO, Huang GC, Pillinger MH, Puig A, Bolster MB: The Fellow as Clinical Teacher Curriculum: Enhancing Teaching in the Setting of Consultation J Grad Med Ed 7 (2): 281-2,2015.

Rodriguez F, Degnan KO, Seidman CE, Mangion JR: Echocardiography and cardiac MRI in mutation-negative hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an older patient: a case defining the need for ICD Echocardiography 31 (7): E204-6,2014.

Betancourt RM, Degnan KO, Long JA: Racial differences in glucose control among patients with type 2 diabetes: a survey on dietary temptations, coping, and trust in physicians Ethn Dis 23 (4): 409-414,2013.

Luthy SK, Ng A, Silver B, Degnan KO, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Mauch PM: Response to low-dose involved-field radiotherapy in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Ann Oncol 19 (12): 2043-7,2008.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)