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Paul Lu, MD

Paul Lu, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Lu is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Internal Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2016

Clinical Expertise:

  • Annual Examination
  • Anxiety
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Depression
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Health Screening
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
  • Immunizations
  • Minor Injury
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Physical Exams
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Skin Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccines
  • Weight Problem
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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)
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: Albert Einstein Bronx
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center


American College of Physicians (ACP), National Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), International Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lu 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:

Global health, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, medical education

Selected Publications:

Rania Mansour, Tracy Rabin, Irene Biraro, Paul Lu: Perspectives of Low- and Middle-Income Country Hosts on Working with Visiting Medical Personnel from High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA : 2019.

Mansour R, Lu P: Pre-departure training: an opportunity to improve knowledge of global health core competencies Fragile Environments and Global Health: Examining Drivers of Change. Canadian Conference on Global Health, Toronto, ON : 2018.

Lu PM, Park EE, Rabin TL, Schwartz JI, Shearer LS, Siegler EL, Peck RN: Impact of global health electives on US medical residents: a systematic review Annals of Global Health 84 (4): 692–703,2018.

Mansour R, Lu P: Pre-departure training: an opportunity to improve knowledge of global health core competencies Innovate, Collaborate and Transform: Optimizing Education in Global Health. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA : 2018.

Lu PM, Doherty M, Yost A: Pre-departure training: an opportunity to improve knowledge of global health core competencies Health Disparities: A Time for Action. Consortium of Universities for Global Health National Conference, New York, NY : 2018.

Park EM, Shearer LS, Lu PM: Care management: a solution for high-risk patients? Resilience and Grit: Pursuing Organizational Change and Preventing Burnout in GIM. Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference, Washington, DC : 2017.

Lu PM, Shearer LS, Edelman EJ: Educating the primary care clinician on preexposure prophylaxis for human immunodeficiency virus: a teachable moment JAMA Internal Medicine 176 (7): 890-1,2016.

Lu PM, Shearer LS: Prepping the internist for PrEP Generalists Engaged in Population Health: Improving Outcomes and Equity through Research, Education and Patient Care. Society of General Internal Medicine National Conference, Hollywood, FL : 2016.

Lu PM, Otto M, Meltzer E, Shearer L: A preventable case of fentanyl overdose with I-STOP Outcomes Based Education and High Value Care: Challenges for Medical Educators in the 21st Century. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Conference, New York, NY : 2014.

Gottlieb GS, Smith RA, Dia Badiane NM, Ba S, Hawes SE, Toure M, Starling AK, Traore F, Sall F, Cherne SL, Stern J, Wong KG, Lu P, Kim M, Raugi DN, Lam A, Mullins JI, Kiviat NB: HIV-2 integrase variation in integrase inhibitor-naïve adults in Senegal, West Africa PloS ONE 6 (7): e22204,2011.

Academic Contact Info

Edward S. Cooper
3701 Market Street #640

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2250
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366