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Emily A. Blumberg, MD

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3 Silverstein, Suite E
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
A.B. (History)
Princeton University, 1977.
New York University, 1981.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL, 1981-1982.
Resident in Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL, 1982-1984.
Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1984-1985.
Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1985-1987.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases), 1986.
American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Diseases recertification), 2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

Infections in transplant recipients, Transplantation in HIV infected patients, Antiviral therapies in transplant recipients, Donor derived infections

Description of Clinical Expertise

infections in transplant recipients

Description of Other Expertise

Transplant donors

Selected Publications

Mills JP, Wilck MB, Weikert BC, Porrett PM, Timko D, Alby K, Bonomo RA, Blumberg EA: Successful treatment of a disseminated infection with extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a liver transplant recipient with a fosfomycin-based multidrug regimen. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society Jul 2016.

Gaffey Ann C, Doll Stacey L, Thomasson Arwin M, Venkataraman Chantel, Chen Carol W, Goldberg Lee R, Blumberg Emily A, Acker Michael A, Stone Francis, Atluri Pavan: Transplantation of "high-risk" donor hearts: Implications for infection. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 152(1): 213-20, Jul 2016.

Kusne S, Taranto S, Covington S, Kaul DR, Blumberg EA, Wolfe C, Green M: Coccidioidomycosis Transmission Through Organ Transplantation: A Report of the OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee. American journal of transplantation Jul 2016.

Sawinski D, Lee DH, Doyle AM, Blumberg EA: Successful Posttransplant Treatment of Hepatitis C with Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir in HIV+ Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Jul 2016.

Blumberg Emily A: Just Say No: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Overprescribing. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons May 2016.

Gaffey AC, Cucchiara AJ, Goldberg LR, Blumberg EA, Acker MA, Atluri P: Transplantation of Center for Disease Control "High-Risk" Donor Hearts Does Not Adversely Impact Long-Term Outcomes in Adults. Journal of cardiac failure 22(5): 376-82, May 2016.

Roland ME, Barin B, Huprikar S, Murphy B, Hanto DW, Blumberg EA, Olthoff K, Simon D, Hardy WD, Beatty G, Stock PG: Survival in HIV-positive transplant recipients compared with transplant candidates and with HIV-negative controls. AIDS (London, England) 30(3): 435-44, Jan 2016.

Razonable RR, Blumberg EA: It's not too late: a proposal to standardize the terminology of "late-onset" cytomegalovirus infection and disease in solid organ transplant recipients. Transplant infectious disease 17(6): 779-84, Dec 2015.

Ruebner Rebecca L, Moatz Taylor, Amaral Sandra, Reese Peter P, Blumberg Emily A, Smith Jodi M, Danziger-Isakov Lara, Laskin Benjamin L: Outcomes Among Children Who Received a Kidney Transplant in the United States From a Hepatitis B Core Antibody-Positive Donor, 1995-2010. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Oct 2015.

Richterman A, Blumberg EA: The Challenges and Promise of HIV-Infected Donors for Solid Organ Transplantation. Current infectious disease reports 17(4): 471, Apr 2015.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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