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Michael N. Braffman, MD

Michael N. Braffman, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Braffman is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michael N. Braffman

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 -2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2002, 2004, 2010, 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1990
  • Internal Medicine, 1983

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
  • 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 Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Braffman is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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.

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

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366

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