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Michael N. Braffman, MD

Michael N. Braffman, MD Physician

Chairman, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Braffman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Michael N. Braffman

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002, 2004, 2010 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1990
  • Internal Medicine, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • HIV and AIDS
  • Immunizations
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Travel Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry 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
  • 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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Physicians, National Infectious Diseases Society of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Braffman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Ricketty A, Cleri D, Braffman M, Sigh S, Moser R, Vernaleo J.:: Cough, Wheeze, and a Pruritic Rash After a Trip to Africa Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 19 (2): 117-120,2011.

Deirmengian, C., Greenbaum, J., Stern, J., Braffman, M., Lotke, P., Booth, R.E., & Lonner, J.H.: Open Debridement of Acute Gram-Positive Infections After Total Knee Arthroplasty Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (416): 129-34,2003.

Gopal, K., Hudson, I., Ludmir, J., Braffman, M., Ewing, S., Bavaria, J., Wong, K., & Bridges, C.: Homograft Aortic Root Replacement During Pregnancy Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74 (1): 243-5,2002.

Schindler, N., Callegaro, K.D., Dougherty, M.J., Diehl, J., Modi, K.H., & Braffman, M.N.: Melioidosis Presenting as an Infected Intrathoracic Subclavian Artery Pseudoaneurysm Treated by Femoral Vein Interposition Graft. Journal of Vascular Surgery 35 (3): 569-72,2002.

Braffman, M.N.: Pneumonia HIV Infection in Primary Care : 2002.

Dornadula, G., Nunnari, G., Vanella, M., Roman, J., Babinchak, T., DeSimone J., Stern, J., Braffman, M., Zhang, H., & Pomerantz, R.J.: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1-Infected Persons with Residual Disease and Virus REservoirs on SUppressive Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Can Be Stratified in Relevant Virologic and Immunologic Subgroups. Journal of Infectious Disease 183 (11): 1682-7,2001.

Kroliewicki, A. & Braffman, M.N.: Continuous Infusion Acyclovir for server varicella New England Journal of Medicine 337 : 203-4,1997.

Drew, W.L., Ives, D., Lalezari, J.P., Crumpacker, C., Follansbee, S.E., Spector, S.A., Benson, C.A., Friedberg, D.N., Hubbard, L., Stempien, M.J., Shadman, A., Buhles, W.: Oral ganciclovir as maintenance treatment for cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS: Syntex Cooperative Oral Ganciclovir Study Group New England Journal of Medicine 333 : 615-20,1995.

Stern, J.J., Pietroski, N.A., Buckley, R.M., Braffman, M.N., & Rinaldi, M.: Parenteral and oral fluconazole for acute cryptococcal meningitis in AIDS: Experinece with 13 patients. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 26 (7-8): 876-882,1992.

MacGregor, R.R., Morgan, A.S., Graziani, A.L., Pietroski, N.A., Frank, I., Braffman, M.N., Stern, J.J., & Buckley, R.M.: Efficacy and Tolerance of Intermittent vs. Daily Cotrimoxazole for PCP prophylaxis in HIV-positive patients. American Journal of Medicine 92 (2): 227-229,1992.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street
Department of Medicine, 1 Pine West

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-5105
Fax: (215) 829-7129
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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