Judith Angeline Anesi, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), University of Pennsylvania
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
734 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-593-9889
Fax: 215-662-7899
BA (Biological Sciences)
University of Chicago, 2006.
MD (Medicine)
Weill Cornell Medical College, 2011.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Transplant infectious diseases; oncology infectious diseases

Description of Research Expertise

Transplant infectious diseases; donor-derived infections; multidrug-resistant bacterial infections; clinical epidemiology

Selected Publications

Sarah E. Booker, Courtney Jett, Cole Fox, Judith A. Anesi, Gerald J. Berry, Kelly E. Dunn, Cynthia E. Fisher, Jason D. Goldman, Chak-Sum Ho, Michelle Kittleson, Dong Heun Lee, Deborah J. Levine, Charles C. Marboe, Gary Marklin, Carlos Martinez, Raymund R. Razonable, Marty T. Sellers, Sarah Taimur, Helen S. Te, Anil J. Trindade, R. Patrick Wood, Ann E. Woolley, Lorenzo Zaffiri, David K. Klassen, Marian G. Michaels, Stephanie M. Pouch, Lara Danziger-Isakov, Ricardo M. La Hoz: OPTN required SARS-CoV-2 lower respiratory testing for lung donors: Striking the balance. Transplant Infectious Diseases (Letter to the Editor) March 2023 Notes: In press.

Goldman, JD; Pouch, SM; Woolley, AE; Booker, S; Jett, C; Fox, C; Berry, GJ; Dunn, KE; Ho, CS; Kittleson, M; Lee, DH; Levine, DJ; Marboe, CC; Marklin, G; Razonable, RR; Taimur, S; Te, HS; Anesi, JA; Fisher, CE; Sellers, MT; Trindade, AJ; Wood, RP; Zaffiri, L; Levi, ME; Klassen, D; Michaels, M; La Hoz, RM; Danziger-Isakov, L: Transplant of Organs from Donors with Positive SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing: a report from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network ad hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee. Transplant Infectious Diseases 25(1): e14013, February 2023.

Mezochow AK, Anesi JA, West S, Edwards J, Hasz R, Blumberg E: Increasing use of COVID-19 Donors in Solid Organ Transplantation. American Transplant Congress 2023, San Diego, CA 2023 Notes: Poster presentation.

Pouch SM, Anesi J, Berry G, Dunn K, Fisher C, Goldman J, Ho S, Kittleson M, Lee D, Levine DJ, Marboe C, Marki G, Razonable R, Sellers M, Taimur S, Te H, Trindade A, Wood RP, Woolley AE, Zaffiri1 L, Jett C, Tlusty S, Howell J, Livelli T, La Hoz RM, Danziger­lsakov L: Donor Derived Transmissions 2021: Analysis Of The OPTN Ad Hoc DiseaseTransmission Advisory Committee (DTAC). American Transplant Congress 2023, San Diego, CA 2023.

Mezochow, A; Bittermann, T; Blumberg, E; Hasz, R; Anesi, J: Infectious Disease Testing Among US Deceased Organ Donors. American Transplant Congress 2022 June 2022 Notes: Oral abstract.

Le Mahajan, A; Whitaker, K; Blumberg, EA; Gardo, L; Lee, J; Crespo, M; Bermudez, C; Glaser, L; Wilck, M; Anesi, JA: Donor and Peri-Transplant Hospitalization Risk Factors for Invasive Fungal Infection in Lung Transplant Recipients. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions April 2022.

Moore, K; Lautenbach, E; Blumberg, EA; Han, JH; Lee, DH; Clauss, H; Hasz, R; Bilker, WB; Molnar, E; Alimenti, D; West, S; Tolomeo, P; Anesi, JA: Impact of deceased organ donor injection drug use on donor culture positivity and recipient outcomes. Transplant Infectious Diseases 2022 Notes: In press.

Judith A. Anesi; Ebbing Lautenbach; Kerri A. Thom; Pranita D. Tamma; Emily A. Blumberg; Kevin Alby; Warren B. Bilker; Alissa Werzen; Alyssa Ammazzalorso; Pam Tolomeo; Jacqueline Omorogbe; Lisa Pineles; Jennifer H. Han: Clinical outcomes and risk factors for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales bloodstream infection in solid organ transplant recipients. Transplantation 2022 Notes: Accepted; in press.

Mezochow A, Anesi J: The intricate interplay of immunosuppression and outcomes following Gram-negative bloodstream infection in solid organ transplantation. Transplant Infectious Diseases 2022 Notes: In press.

Zhang HL, Anesi JA, Hamilton KW, Cressman L, Bilker WB, Lautenbach E: The Impact of Reported Beta-Lactam Allergy on Clinical Outcomes and Antibiotic Use Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. Open Forum Infect Dis 2022 Notes: In press.

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