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Karam C. Mounzer, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Department: Medicine

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Philadelphia Fight
1233 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-790-1788
Fax: 215-732-5490
Bachelor (Experimental Sciences and French Literature)
College Notre Dame de Jamhour, Beirut, Lebanon, 1985.
MD (Pre-Med & Med combined)
Saint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon , 1992.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 1992-1993.
Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , 1993-1995.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School , 1995-1997.
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine , 1995.
Diplomate, American Board of Infectious Diseases , 1997.
ABIM Internal Medicine, 2015.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Development of new antiretroviral agents

Description of Clinical Expertise

Treatment of Multi drug Resistant HIV virus, HIV-HCV co-infection

Description of Other Expertise

Suboxone Clinic for HIV infected opioid-addicted patients

Selected Publications

Ashare RL, Thompson M, Leone F, Metzger D, Gross R, Mounzer K, Tyndale R, Lerman C, Mahoney MC, Cinciripini P, George TP, Collman R, Schnoll RA: Differences in the Rate of Nicotine Metabolism among Smokers with and without HIV. AIDS Oct 2018.

Mounzer K, Peter Shalit, Cristina Mussini, Christoph D. Spinner, Romana Petrovic, John Jezorwski, Keith Dunn, Eric Y. Wong : Efficacy and safety of darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (D/C/F/TAF) in treatment-experienced, virologically suppressed (EMERALD) and treatment-naïve (AMBER) patients: week 48 subgroup analysis. HIV and Aging Sept 2018.

Vadrevu SK, Trbojevic-Akmacic I, Kossenkov AV, Colomb F, Giron LB, Anzurez A, Lynn K, Mounzer K, Landay AL, Kaplan RC, Papasavvas E, Montaner LJ, Lauc G, Abdel-Mohsen M: Frontline Science: Plasma and immunoglobulin G galactosylation associate with HIV persistence during antiretroviral therapy. J Leukoc Biol 104(3):461-471, Sep 2018.

Leila B Giron, Irena Trbojevic-Akmacic, Kenneth Lynn, Surya Vadrevu, Alitzel Anzurez, Karam Mounzer, Philip J. Norris, Alan L. Landay, Thomas Premeaux, Gordan Lauc,8, Cecilia M. Shikuma, Luis J. Montaner, Lishomwa C. Ndhlovu, Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen1: Persistent Pro-Inflammatory HIV-mediated Glycomic Alterations Associate with Neurological Impairment During Suppressive Therapy HIV and Aging Sept 2018.

Papasavvas E, Lada SM, Joseph J, Yin X, Liu Q, Azzoni L, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Richman D, Montaner LJ: Analytical antiretroviral therapy interruption does not irreversibly change preinterruption levels of cellular HIV. AIDS (London, England) 32(13): 1763-1772, Aug 2018.

Michael Wohlfeiler, Karam Mounzer, Laurence Brunet, Jennifer Fusco, Vani Vannappagari, Lloyd Curtis, Nassrin Payvandi, Michael Aboud, Ricky Hsu, Philip Lackey, and Gregory Fusco : A Comprehensive Assessment of Hepatobiliary Disorders in HIV-Infected Patients Treated with Dolutegravir, Elvitegravir, Raltegravir or Darunavir in the OPERA Database IAC Jul 2018.

Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Andrew Kossenkov, Costin Tomescu, Surya K. Vadrevu1, Leila B Giron, Kenneth Lynn, Karam Mounzer, Pablo Tebas, Luis J. Montaner1 : Single-Cell RNA-SEQ Reveals A Distinct Transcriptomic Signature of CD32+ CD4+ T Cells from HIV+ Individuals on Suppressive Therapy. IAC Jul 2018.

Papasavvas E, Lada SM, Joseph J, Yin X, Liu Q, Azzoni L, Mounzer K, Kostman JR, Richman D, Montaner LJ: Analytical ART interruption does not irreversibly change pre-interruption levels of cellular HIV. AIDS Page: doi: 10.1097/QAD, Jun 2018.

Abdel-Mohsen M, Kuri-Cervantes L, Grau-Exposito J, Spivak AM, Nell RA, Tomescu C, Vadrevu SK, Giron LB, Serra-Peinado C, Genescà M, Castellví J, Wu G, Del Rio Estrada PM, González-Navarro M, Lynn K, King CT, Vemula S, Cox K, Wan Y, Li Q, Mounzer K, Kostman J, Frank I, Paiardini M, Hazuda D, Reyes-Terán G, Richman D, Howell B, Tebas P, Martinez-Picado J, Planelles V, Buzon MJ, Betts MR, Montaner LJ: CD32 is expressed on cells with transcriptionally active HIV but does not enrich for HIV DNA in resting T cells. Sci Transl Med 18;10(437), Apr 2018.

Mounzer K: HIV engagement and retention in care. PRIME CME 2018 Notes: developed educational material on “HIV engagement and retention in care” that was disseminated nationwide

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