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Naasha J Talati, MD, MSCR

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, outpatient clinic and inpatient service, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Hospital Epidemiologist, Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse
Infectious Diseases Consult Physician, Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Community Practice
3910 Powelton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-9908
MD (Medicine and Surgery)
The Aga Khan University, Medical College, 2000.
Emory University, Laney Graduate School, 2011.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Duke University, 2002-2005.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Emory University, 2005-2008.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine , 2005.
Board Certified in Infectious Diseases, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

hospital acquired infections
infections with MRSA and multidrug resistant gram negative organisms
fungal infections
mycobacterial infections
latent tuberculosis infection
septic arthritis
decubitus ulcers
intraabdominal infections
fever of unknown origin

Description of Research Expertise

Diagnostic tests for latent tuberculosis infection
Measuring effects of Infection Control processes on rates of Central line associated blood stream infections, Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Transmission of MDRO-GNR, C. difficile.

Selected Publications

Talati N, Blumberg HM: Tuberculosis Infection Control. Clinical Decision Support: Hospital Infection Control. Wenzel RW and Bearman G (eds.). Decision Support in Medicine, LLC, Wilmington, DE, 2014.

Talati N, Mcconnell R: TNF-Alpha Inhibitors and Tuberculosis. Infections in Immunocompromised Patients 2014.

Kuppalli K, Livorsi D, Talati NJ, and Osborn M: Lemierre's syndrome due to Fusobacterium necrophorum. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 12(10): 808-15, Oct 2012.

Frank I, Talati N: Patients with AIDS or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Chapter 23. The Intensive Care Unit Manual, 2nd Edition. Lanken P, Manaker S, Kohl B, Hanson III WC (eds.). Elsevier Inc. 2012.

Talati NJ, Gonzalez-Diaz E, Mutemba C, Wendt J, Kilembe W, Mwananyanda L, Chomba E, Allen S, del Rio C, and Blumberg HM: Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV discordant partners using interferon gamma release assays. BMC infectious diseases 11: 264, Sep 2011.

Talati NJ, Seybold U, Humphrey B, Aina A, Tapia J, Weinfurter P, Albalak R, and Blumberg HM: Poor concordance between interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals. BMC infectious diseases 9: 15, 2009.

Talati N, Gonzales DE, Mutemba C, Kilembe W, Mwanayanda L, Allen S, del Rio C, and Blumberg HM: Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection with Interferon Gamma Release Assays in HIV discordant couples in Zambia. Infectious Diseases Society of America Meeting 2009 Notes: Poster presentation.

Talati NJ and Rouphael NG: Evolution. The American journal of medicine 121(7): 583-5, Jul 2008.

Talati NJ, Rouphael N, Kuppalli K, and Franco-Paredes C: Spectrum of CNS disease caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria. The Lancet infectious diseases 8(6): 390-8, Jun 2008.

Talati N and Stephens DS: Pasteurella multocida. Clinical Infectious Disease. Cambridge University Press, 2008 Notes: 3rd Edition.

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