Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Joseph A. DeSimone Jr., MD

Academic Title: Professor

Infectious Diseases

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Office Locations

1015 Chestnut Street
Suite 1020
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-7785

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • BC BS Special Care
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Federal BCBS
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Premier Blue
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • s Comp


Recent Publications

Photo quiz: Fatal septicemia in an immunocompromised patient

Rothia mucilaginosa prosthetic device infections: A case of prosthetic valve endocarditis

Candida cerebral abscesses: A case report and review of the literature

Fatal case of Weeksella virosa sepsis

Clostridium septicum panophthalmitis complicated by meningitis: A case report and review of the literature

Prevalence of obstructive lung disease in HIV population: A cross sectional study

Osteomyelitis of the jaw: A retrospective analysis

Candidemia complicated by endophthalmitis: A prospective analysis

Bloodstream infections in hospitalized adults with sickle cell disease: A retrospective analysis

Anti-HIV-1 microbicides - 'Chemical condoms' designed to limit the scourge of the HIV-1 pandemic

Attenuation of HIV-1 infection by other microbial agents

Antiretroviral therapy in the developing world

Molecular Diagnostic Techniques and Other Tests for Direct Detection of HIV

Successful desensitization to enfuvirtide after a hypersensitivity reaction in an HIV-1-infected man.

Treatment of Mycobacterium avium Complex Immune Reconstitution Disease in HIV-1-Infected Individuals

Infection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt devices [5]

Intensification and stimulation therapy for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 reservoirs in infected persons receiving virally suppressive highly active antiretroviral therapy

New methods for the detection of HIV

Central nervous system infections in individuals with HIV-1 infection

Tobacco use in HIV-infected women.