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William R. Short, MD, MPH

William R. Short, MD, MPH Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Short is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

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
  • 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: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital


AIDS Clinical trials Group (ACTG), International American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), National American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Monitoring Project, National HIV Medical Association, National Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), National International Anal Neoplasia Society, International Pennsylvania's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP): Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP), Local The American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) Program, National The Stakeholder Group for the Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Short 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.


Selected Publications:

Sutton MY, Short WR, Tie, Y, Frazier E: Correlates of Pregnancy after HIV Diagnosis among Reproductive-aged HIV-positive Women in Care --United States J Women's Health : 2019.

Post FA, Tebas P, Clarke A, Cotte L, Short WR, Abram ME, Jiang S, Cheng A, Das M, Fordyce MW: Brief Report: Switching to Tenofovir Alafenamide, Coformulated With Elvitegravir, Cobicistat, and Emtricitabine, in HIV-Infected Adults With Renal Impairment: 96-Week Results From a Single-Arm, Multicenter, Open-Label Phase 3 Study J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 74 (2): 180-184,2017.

Finocchario-Kessler S, Champassak S, Hoyt MJ, Short W, Chakraborty R, Weber S, Levison J, Phillips J, Storm D, Anderson J, and HIV PCC Study Team: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Safer Conception Among Serodifferent Couples:Findings from Healthcare Providers Serving Patients with HIV in Seven US Cities AIDS Patient Care STDs 30 (3): 125,2016.

Rahangdale L, Cates J, Potter J, Badell ML, Seidman D, Miller ES, Coleman JS, Lazenby GB, Levison J, Short WR, Yawetz S, Ciaranello A, Livingston E, Duthely L, Rimawi BH, Anderson JR, Stringer EM: Integrase inhibitors in late pregnancy and rapid HIV viral load reduction Am J Obstet Gynecol 214 (3): 385,2016.

Joneja U, Short WR, Roberts AL: Disseminated tuberculosis with prostatic abscesses in an immunocompromised patient-A case report and review of literature IDCases 5 : 15-20,2016.

Truong WR, Schafer JJ, Short WR: Once-Daily, Single-Tablet Regimens For the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection PT 40 (1): 44-55,2015.

Miller C, Short WR, Perez-Povis L, Lontok J, Fecarotta C, Liu M, Sendecki J, Belden K: The spectrum of eye disease in hospitalized adults living with HIV, 1995-2010 AIDS Patient Care STDs 28 (2): 47-55,2014.

Hodder S, Arasteh K, De Wet J, Gathe J, Gold J, Kumar P, Mohapi L, Short W, Crauwels H, Vanveggel S, Boven K: Effect of gender and race on the week 48 findings in treatment naive, HIV-1 infected patients enrolled in the randomized, phase III trials ECHO and THRIVE HIV Med 13 (7): 406-415,2012.

Scafer J, Short WR: Rilpivirine, a Novel Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor for the Management of HIV-1 Infection Antivir Ther 17 (8): 1495-502,2012.

Academic Contact Info

3910 Powelton Avenue, 411C
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8693
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)