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Valerianna K. Amorosa, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Viral Hepatitis Clinic, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency, VA Site Director, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Philadelphia Veteran's Administration Medical Center,
Department of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-5800
B.A. (Molecular Biology Cum Laude)
Princeton University, 1993.
Washington University in St. Louis, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1998-1999.
Resident in Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2001.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2001.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2004.
ABIM, Infectious Diseases, 2004.
ABIM, Internal Medicine , 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical research in HIV, HCV coinfection

Description of Clinical Expertise

HIV, HIV/HCV coinfection

Selected Publications

Gowda C, Compher C, Amorosa VK, Lo Re V 3rd: Association between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and low muscle mass in US adults J Viral Hepat Page: 12273, July 2014.

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

Shah NN, Harrison N, Stonecypher M, Frank D, Amorosa V, Svoboda J: Extracavitary Primary Effusion Lymphoma Initially Presenting With Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk Page: e157-60, June 2014.

Nagler AR, Kim BS, Gormley RH, Chandler LJ, Han JH, Amorosa VK, Kovarik CL: Verrucous nodule on the upper lip. Cutis 93(2): E15-7, Feb 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, Lo Re V 3rd: 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.

Amorosa VK, Luetkemeyer A, Kang M, Johnson VA, Umbleja T, Haas DW, Yesmin S, Bardin MC, Chung RT, Alston-Smith B, Tebas P, Peters MG: Addition of nitazoxanide to PEG-IFN and ribavirin to improve HCV treatment response in HIV-1 and HCV genotype 1 coinfected persons naïve to HCV therapy: results of the ACTG A5269 trial. HIV clinical trials 14(6): 274-83, Nov-Dec 2013.

Sulkowski MS, Kang M, Matining R, Wyles D, Johnson VA, Morse GD, Amorosa VK, Bhattacharya D, Coughlin K, Wong-Staal F, Glesby MJ: Safety and Antiviral Activity of the HCV Entry Inhibitor ITX5061 in Treatment-Naive HCV-Infected Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase 1b Study. J Infect Dis Oct 2013.

Amorosa VK, Aibana O, Shire N, Dorey-Stein Z, Ferrara T, Gilmore J, Kostman J, Lo Re V: Willingness to Undergo a Repeat Liver Biopsy among HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected and Hepatitis C Virus-Monoinfected Patients. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. (eds.). 47(5): 457-60, May-Jun 2013.

Lee YJ, Osinusi A, M Kang, T Umbleja, Amorosa VK, Kottilil S, Peters MG: Augmentation of Interferon signaling by Nitazoxanide in HIV HCV Coinfected Patients : Exploratory Analysis from the ACTG5269 trial Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Atlanta,GA March 2013.

Gluckman S, Amorosa VK, Dismukes W, Gordon: ABIM Update in Infectious Diseases. ABIM Feb 2013.

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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