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Leah Blank, MD, MPH

Leah Blank, MD, MPH Physician

Postdoctoral Researcher of Neurology NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow of Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Instructor A of Neurology

Dr. Blank is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Addiction Psychiatry, 2017
  • Neurology, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy Anti-epileptic Medications
  • Seizures

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • 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: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Blank 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.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Leah J. Blank, Michael J. Polydefkis, Richard D. Moore, Kelly A. Gebo: Herpes zoster among persons living with HIV in the current antiretroviral therapy era Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 61 (2): 203-7,2012.

Leah J. Blank, Anne M. Rompalo, Emily J. Erbelding, Jonathan M. Zenilman, and Khalil G. Ghanem: The Treatment of Syphilis in HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature Sexually Transmitted Infections 87 (1): 9-16,2011.

Jayaraj Rajagopal, Thomas J. Carroll, J. Sawalla Guseh, Sam A. Bores, Leah J. Blank, William J. Anderson, Jing Yu, Qiao Zhou, Andrew P. McMahon, and, Douglas A. Melton: Wnt7b stimulates embryonic lung growth by coordinately increasing the replication of epithelium and mesenchyme Development 135 (9): 1625-1634,2008.

William J. Anderson, Qiao Zhou, Victor Alcalde, Osamu F. Kaneko, Leah J., Blank, Richard I. Sherwood, J. Sawalla Guseh, Jayaraj Rajagopal, and Douglas A. Melton: Genetic Targeting of the Endoderm With Claudin-6CreER Developmental Dynamics 237 (2): 504-512,2008.

Alice T. Shaw, Alexander Meissner, James A. Dowdle, Denise Crowley, Margaret Magendantz, Chensi Ouyang, Tiziana Parisi, Jayaraj Rajagopal, Leah J. Blank, Roderick T. Bronson, James R. Stone, David A. Tuveson, Rudolf Jaenisch, and Tyler Jacks: Sprouty-2 regulates oncogenic K-ras in lung development and tumorigenesis Genes and Development 21 (6): 694-707,2007.