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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
Education:
A.B. (History)
Princeton University, 1977.
M.D.
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.
Certifications
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

Goldberg DS, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Levine M, Reddy K R, Bloom RD, Nazarian SM, Sawinski D, Porrett P, Naji A, Hasz R, Suplee L, Trofe-Clark J, Sicilia A, McCauley M, Farooqi M, Gentile C, Smith J, Reese PP: Trial of Transplantation of HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients. The New England journal of medicine 376(24): 2394-2395, Jun 2017.

Mitchell SL, Blumberg EA, Edelstein PH: Bacteremia caused by the photosynthetic environmental bacterium Rhodopseudomonas. Journal of infection and chemotherapy Apr 2017.

Blumberg E A, Fishman J A: Zika Virus in Transplantation: Emerging Infection and Opportunities. American journal of transplantation 17(3): 599-600, Mar 2017.

Higdon LE, Trofe-Clark J, Liu S, Margulies KB, Sahoo MK, Blumberg E, Pinsky B A, Maltzman JS: Cytomegalovirus-Responsive CD8(+) T Cells Expand After Solid Organ Transplantation in the Absence of CMV Disease. American journal of transplantation Feb 2017.

Blumberg EA: 2016 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations: A Summary of the MMWR Report. American journal of transplantation 16(11): 3292, Nov 2016.

Goldberg DS, Blumberg E, McCauley M, Abt P, Levine M: Improving Organ Utilization to Help Overcome the Tragedies of the Opioid Epidemic. American journal of transplantation 16(10): 2836-2841, Oct 2016.

Degnan KO, Blumberg EA: Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Kidney Transplantation. Seminars in nephrology 36(5): 405-416, Sep 2016.

Ashchyan HJ, Blumberg E, Cedeno-Laurent F, Olson T, Xu X, Taylor LA, Micheletti RG, Rosenbach M: Cryptococcal cellulitis in a heart transplant recipient. JAAD case reports 2(5): 403-405, Sep 2016.

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 18(5): 777-781, 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 101(5): 974-979, Jul 2016.

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