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Edna P. Schwab, M.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Extended Care, Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center
Director- Geri-PACT Primary Care Clinic, CMCVAMC
ACOS Education, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Interim ACOS Education, CMCVAMC
Interim ACOS Medicine, Corporal Michael J Crescenz Va Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Ralston Penn Center
3615 Chestnut Street, Rm. 234
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2676
Office: 215-662-4416
Fax: 215-573-8684
BA (Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1981.
MD (Medicine)
Temple University School of Medicine, 1985.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Temple Hospital, 1985-1986.
Resident in Medicine, Temple Hospital, 1986-1988.
Fellowship in Geriatrics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1988-1989.
Fellowship in Rheumatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1989-1991.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Indefinite), 1988.
American Board of Rheumatology , 1994.
Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine (recertified 2019), 2019.
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Description of Research Expertise

Multidisciplinary Approach to Care for Veterans with Osteoarthritis

Description of Clinical Expertise

Rheumatic Disease
Care of the Older Adult

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Education

Selected Publications

Shubing C, Intrator O, Chan C, Buxbaum L, Haggerty MA, Phibbs CX, Schwab E, Kinosian B.: Association of Costs and Days at Home with Transfer Hospital in Home. JAMA network open. JAMA (eds.). 4(6), June 2021.

Smith J, Banerjee R, Schwab E, Saberi P, Lanzi M. : HIV "Stat" Order Reduces Time to "HIV" Test Result and Post Exposure Prophylaxis. Association of Occupational Healthcare Professionals. Journal of Occupational Health (eds.). 7a(1): 20-24, January 2021 Notes: under review.

Wu HM, Fornek M, Schwab KJ, Chapin AR, Gibson K, Schwab E, Spencer C, Henning K: A norovirus outbreak at a long-term-care facility: the role of environmental surface contamination. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 26(802-10), Oct 2005.

Norden DK, Johnson JC, Schumacher HR, Callegari PE, Schwab EP: A Combined Geriatrics and Rheumatology Program. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education 15(2): 47-53, 1994.

Schwab EP, Schumacher BR, Freundlich B, Callegari PE: Pulmonary Alveolar Hemorrhage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 23(1): 8-15, Aug 1993.

Vonderheid, EC, Tan E, Sobel EL, Schwab EP, Micaily B, Jagesothy BV: Clinical Implications of Immunologic Phenotyping in Cutaneous T Cell. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 17(1): 40-52, 1987.

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