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Karam C. Mounzer, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department: Medicine

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Philadelphia Fight
1233 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-790-1788
Fax: 215-732-5490
Bachelor (Experimental Sciences and French Literature)
College Notre Dame de Jamhour, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985.
MD (Pre-Med & Med combined)
Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon , 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1992-1993.
Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , 1993-1995.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , 1995-1997.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine , 1995.
Diplomate, American Board of Infectious Diseases , 1997.
ABIM Internal Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Development of new antiretroviral agents

Description of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of Multi drug Resistant HIV virus, HIV-HCV co-infection

Description of Other Expertise

Suboxone Clinic for HIV infected opioid-addicted patients

Selected Publications

Ricky Hsu1, Jennifer Fusco2, Cassidy Henegar2, Felix Carpio3, Karam Mounzer4, Michael Wohlfeiler5, Vani Vannappagari6, Michael Aboud7, Lloyd Curtis8, Gregory Fusco2: PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OBSERVED IN HIV+ PATIENTS USING 6 COMMON 3RD AGENTS IN OPERA" CROI 2017 2017.

Livio Azzoni1, Emmanouil Papasavvas2, Nicolas Chomont3, Qingsheng Li4, Bonnie J Howell5, Douglas D Richman6, Pablo Tebas7, Karam Mounzer8, Jay Kostman9, Luis Montaner10: PEGYLATED IFN-ALPHA-2B DECREASES LATENT HIV MEASURES IN ART-SUPPRESSED SUBJECTS. CROI 2017 2017.

Koenig HC1,2, Mounzer K1,2, Daughtridge GW3, Sloan CE3, Lalley-Chareczko L1, Moorthy GS4,5, Conyngham SC1, Zuppa AF4,5, Montaner LJ6, Tebas P2.: Urine assay for tenofovir to monitor adherence in real time to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis. HIV Med 2017.

Karam Mounzer, Ricky Hsu, Cassidy Henegar, Jennifer Fusco, Vani Vannappagari, Chris Stainsby, Mark Shaefer, and Gregory Fusco : Uptake of HLA-B 5701 Screening and its impact on clinically suspected hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir in the OPERA observational database. IAS 2017 2017.

Papasavvas E1, Azzoni L1, Yin X1, Liu Q1, Joseph J1, Mackiewicz A1, Ross B1, Lynn KM2, Jacobson JM3, Mounzer K4, Kostman JR5, Montaner LJ1.: HCV viraemia associates with NK cell activation and dysfunction in antiretroviral therapy-treated HIV/HCV-co-infected subjects. J Viral Hepat 2017.

Lalley-Chareczko L, Clark D, Zuppa AF, Moorthy G, Conyngham C, Mounzer K, et al. : A case study of chewed Truvada1 for PrEP maintaining protective drug levels as measured by a novel urine tenofovir assay Antiviral therapy 2017.

Linden Lalley-Chareczko1, Devon Clark2, Ganesh S Moorthy3, Athena Zuppa4, Caitlin Conyngham2, Karam Mounzer2, Pablo Tebas5, Helen C Koenig3: URINE TENOFOVIR TESTING TO MEASURE PREP ADHERENCE AMONG YOUTH IN A REAL WORLD SETTING. CROI 2017 2017.

Dinges W, Girard PM, Podzamczer D, Brockmeyer NH, García F, Harrer T, Lelievre JD, Frank I, Colin De Verdière N, Yeni GP, Ortega Gonzalez E, Rubio R, Clotet Sala B, DeJesus E, Pérez-Elias MJ, Launay O, Pialoux G, Slim J, Weiss L, Bouchaud O, Felizarta F, Meurer A, Raffi F, Esser S, Katlama C, Koletar SL, Mounzer K, Swindells S, Baxter JD, Schneider S, Chas J, Molina JM, Koutsoukos M, Collard A, Bourguignon P, Roman F: The F4/AS01B HIV-1 Vaccine Candidate Is Safe and Immunogenic, But Does Not Show Viral Efficacy in Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive, HIV-1-Infected Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Medicine 95(6): e2673, Feb 2016.

Papasavvas E, King G, Azzoni L, Aberra F, Tebas P, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Richman D, Li Q, Montaner LJ: Reduced rectal HIV RNA after Peg-IFN-a2b added to ART together with ART interruption. 2016 Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Boston, MA 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Yehia BR, Mody A, Stewart L, Holtzman CW, Jacobs LM, Hines J, Mounzer K, Glanz K, Metlay JP, Shea JA: Impact of the Outpatient Clinic Experience on Retention in Care: Perspectives of HIV-Infected Patients and Their Providers. AIDS Patient Care STDS 29(7): 365-369, July 2015

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