Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Joseph 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


  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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.