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Laurence J. Gavin, MD

Laurence J. Gavin, MD Physician

Clinical Associate of Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Gavin is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 1986

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health 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 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: Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center


American College of Emergency Physicians, National American Medical Association, National Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gavin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Metlay JP, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Davis MF, Julian KG, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Bilker WB, Han X, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Hu B, Fishman NO, Royer D, Lautenbach E.: The Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Clearance of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 138 : 1-8,2016.

Valerie C. Cluzet, Jeffrey S. Gerber, Irving Nachamkin, Joshua P. Metlay, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Meghan F. Davis, Kathleen G. Julian, David Royer, Darren R. Linkin, Susan E. Coffin, David J. Margolis, Judd E. Hollander, Rakesh D. Mistry, Laurence J. Gavin, Pam Tolomeo, , Jacqueleen A. Wise, Mary K. Wheeler, Warren B. Bilker, Xiaoyan Han, , Baofeng Hu, Neil O. Fishman, and Ebbing Lautenbach: Duration of Colonization and Determinants of Earlier Clearance of Colonization With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Infect Diseases Epub : 2015.

Cluzet VC, Zaoutis TE, Metlay JP, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Nachamkin I, Edelstein PH, Coffin SE, Margolis D, Hollander JE, Mistry R, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker WB, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: Risk factors for recurrent colonization wthi methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in community-dwelling adults and children. In: Program and Abstracts of SHEA Spring 2014 Conference, Denver, CO, April 2-6, 2014. : 2014.

Harold I. Litt MD PhD, Constantine Gatsonis, PhD, Brad Snyder MS, Harjit Singh MD, Chadwick D. Miller MD, Daniel W. Entrikin MD, James M. Learning MD, Laurence J. Gavin MD, Charissa B. Pacella MD, Judd E. Hollander MD: CT Angiography for Safe Discharge of Patients with Possible Acute Coronary Syndromes New England Journal of Medicine 366 : 1393-1403,2012.

Lowe RA, Chhaya S, Nasci K, Gavin LJ, Shaw K, Zwanger ML, Zeccardi JA, Dalsey WC, Abbuhl SB, Feldman H, Berlin J.: Effect of Ethnicity on Denial of Authorization for ED Care by Managed Care Gatekeepers Academic Emergency Medicine 8 : 259-66,2001.

Gavin LJ: Emergency Department Follow-up Services (Chapter 17) Emergency Department Management : 239-62,1998.

Lowe RA, Chhaya S, Nasci K, Gavin LJ, et al.: To whom do managed care providers deny ED care? Academic Emergency Medicine 2 : 371,1995.

Gavin LJ: Why not home care? (Editorial) Annals of Emergency Medicine 23 : 1093-95,1994.

Gavin LJ: Discharge Planning (Chapter 13) Managing the Emergency Department: A team approach : 105-22,1992.

Gavin LJ, Appelton W, Harvey FD, Strobos J: Emergency Department Violence: Prevention and Management ACEP : 1988.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
51 North 39th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9350
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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