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Naasha J. Talati, MD

Naasha J. Talati, MD Physician

Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Talati is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Fever
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HIV Co-Infection
  • International Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV; hospital acquired infections; infections with MRSA and multidrug resistant gram negative organisms; fungal infections; mycobacterial infections; tuberculosis; latent tuberculosis infection; endocarditis; osteomyelitis; septic arthritis; decubitus ulcers; intra abdominal infections; fever of unknown origin

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • 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
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Emory University Hospital


Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Talati is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Diagnostic tests for latent tuberculosis infection; Measuring effects of Infection Control processes on rates of Central line associated blood stream infections; Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections; Transmission of MDRO-GNR; C. difficile

Selected Publications:

Mills JP, Talati NJ, Alby K, Han JH: The Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Colonization and Infection among Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Residents Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 37 (1): 55-60,2016.

Rolek K, Talati NJ, Binkley S, Timko D, Morgan S, Pegues DA, Hamilton K: Implementation of a Provider-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategy at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) and Inpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Facility Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 2014 Meeting : 2014.

Talati N, Blumberg HM: Tuberculosis Infection Control Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Infection Control : 2014.

Kuppalli K, Livorsi D, Talati NJ, Osborn M: Lemierre's syndrome due to Fusobacterium necrophorum The Lancet Infectious Diseases 12 (10): 808-15,2012.

Frank I, Talati N: Patients with AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Chapter 23 The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition : 2012.

Talati NJ, Gonzalez-Diaz E, Mutemba C, Wendt J, Kilembe W, Mwananyanda L, Chomba E, Allen S, del Rio C, and Blumberg HM: Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV discordant partners using interferon gamma release assays BMC infectious diseases 11 : 264,2011.

Talati NJ, Seybold U, Humphrey B, Aina A, Tapia J, Weinfurter P, Albalak R, and Blumberg HM: Poor concordance between interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals BMC infectious diseases 9 : 15,2009.

Talati N, Gonzales DE, Mutemba C, Kilembe W, Mwanayanda L, Allen S, del Rio C, and Blumberg HM: Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection with Interferon Gamma Release Assays in HIV discordant couples in Zambia Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Meeting 2009 : 2009.

Talati NJ and Rouphael NG: Evolution The American journal of medicine 121 (7): 583-5,2008.

Talati NJ, Rouphael N, Kuppalli K, and Franco-Paredes C: Spectrum of CNS disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria The Lancet infectious diseases 8 (6): 390-8,2008.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Community Practice
3910 Powelton Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-9908
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)