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Naasha J. Talati, MD, MSCR

Naasha J. Talati, MD, MSCR Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Dr. Talati is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2005

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Fever
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HIV Co-Infection
  • International Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Infection
  • 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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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 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.


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:

Naasha Talati, Judith O'Donnell: Topical Antimicrobials Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases : 275-282,2018.

McConnell RA, Talati NJ: Chapter: Consternation about Induration Infections in the Immunosuppressed Patient: An Illustrated Case-Based Approach : 10.1093/med/9780199938568.003.0041,2016.

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.

Blumberg HM, Talati NJ: 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 Lancet Infect Dis 12 (10): 808-15,2012.

Frank I, Talati NJ: Care of the Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, Chapter 23 The Intensive Care Unit Manual, Second Edition : 235-244,2012.

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

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

Academic Contact Info

Penn Community Practice
3910 Powelton Avenue

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