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Valerianna K. Amorosa, MD

Valerianna K. Amorosa, MD Physician

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Infectious Diseases Division Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Amorosa is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2004
  • Internal Medicine, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection
  • HIV and AIDS
  • HIV Co-Infection
  • Viral Hepatitis

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV, HIV/HCV coinfection

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Infectious Diseases

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 4th Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Washington University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

ACTG-Hepatitis Transformative Science Group, International American Association for the Study of the Liver, National HIV Medicine Association, National Infectious Diseases Society of America, National International AIDS Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Amorosa 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical research in HIV, HCV coinfection

Selected Publications:

Petersen T, Lee YJ, Osinusi A, Amorosa VK, Wang C, Kang M, Matining R, Zhang X, Dou D, Umbleja T, Kottilil S: Interferon Stimulated Gene Expression in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients Treated with Nitazoxanide/Peginterferon-Alfa-2a and Ribavirin AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 32 (7): 660-7,2016.

Hill A, Roberts T, Amorosa V, Pourmand K, Matthews G, Cooke G, Khan H: Can HCV antigen testing replace HCV RNA analysis, for monitoring of DAA-based treatment for Hepatitis C? AASLD : 2015.

Gowda C, Sheikh U, Maier A, Chang KM, Kaplan DE, Lo Re III V: Identifying barriers and potential strategies to improve HCC surveillance for HBV-infected veterans IDSA : 2015.

Cohn J, Roberts T, Amorosa V, Lemoine M: Simplified diagnostic monitoring for hepatitis C, in the new era of direct-acting antiviral treatment Curr Opin HIV AIDS 10 (5): 369-73,2015.

Ogdie A, Pang WG, Forde KA, Samir BD, Mulugeta L, Chang KM, Kaplan DE, Amorosa VK, Kostman JR, Reddy RK, Schumacher RH: Prevalence and risk factors for patient-reported joint pain among patients with HIV/hepatitis C coinfection, hepatitis C monoinfection, and HIV monoinfection BMC Musculoskelet Disord 16 : 93,2015.

Gluckman S, Amorosa V, Dummer S: ABIM Update in Infectious Diseases ABIM : 2015.

Gowda C, Compher C, Amorosa VK: Association between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and low muscle mass in US adults J Viral Hepat 21 (12): 938-43,2014.

Shah NN, Harrison N, Stonecypher M, Frank D, Amorosa V: Extracavitary primary effusion lymphoma initially presenting with hemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis . Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 14 (5): e157-60,2014.

Cho H, Kikuchi M, Li Y, Nakamoto N, Amorosa VK, Valiga ME: Induction of Multiple Immune Regulatory Pathways with Differential Impact in HCV/HIV Coinfection Front Immunol 5 : 265,2014.

Hafkin JS, Osborn MK, Localio AR, Amorosa VK, Kostman JR, Stern JJ, De La Torre P, Mounzer K, Frank I, Gross R, Chang KM: Incidence and risk factors for incomplete HBV DNA suppression in HIV/HBV-co-infected patients initiating tenofovir-based therapy J Viral Hepat 21 (4): 288-96,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3 Silverstein, Suite E
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 823-5800
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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