Dr. Gina Simoncini, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gina Simoncini, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gina Simoncini, M.D., M.P.H.

About Me

I am the Healthcare Medical Director of the AHF Healthcare Center – Philadelphia. I did an HIV fellowship at AHF because I wanted to care for patients living with HIV in the outpatient setting. I believe HIV medicine is an extension of primary care. I have special interests in PrEP, Hepatitis C treatment and caring for patients who use drugs.

Fun Fact: I love to bike to work, garden, go to the Jersey Shore and kayak.

About the AHF Healthcare Center – Philadelphia

The Philadelphia office is filled with great employees that strive to deliver our mission everyday: providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. These clinics are an accepting place to patients from all backgrounds where anybody can feel welcome. We strive to meet the needs of our patients so they can live happy and productive lives.

Medical Groups & Plans

We accept many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.

Training, Certifications, and Licensing
MEDICAL SCHOOL

Temple University School of Medicine, MD, 2006

GRADUATE SCHOOL

College of Public Health, Temple University, MPH, 2016

RESIDENCIES

2006-2009 Temple University Hospital, Internship and Residency
2009-2010 Temple University Hospital, Chief Resident

FELLOWSHIPS

HIV/AIDS Medicine Fellowship, AHF 2010-2011

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

AOA

MEDICAL TRAINING

Years in Practice 
14

Experiences 
Hepatitis C Patient Education Advisory Committee 2017- 2018
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

PrEP Working Group 2017-present
Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA

American Academy of HIV Medicine Steering Committee
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2013-present

License Information
License Issuing State
Pennsylvania

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Jackson J, Schreyer KE, Simoncini GM, Fleece DM. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Improving Diagnosis through Electronic Medical Record-Driven Emergency Department Testing. Poster session at: Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Summit. Seven Springs, PA, May 2019.

Simoncini GM, Chisty A, Lee, EL. PReParing a New Generation of Internists with HIV Prevention Tools: An Ambulatory Internal Medicine PrEP Curriculum. Poster session at: Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019. Philadelphia, PA. April 14-17, 2019.

Wick JM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Webster S, Fleece DM, Volgraf J, Goldberg AJ, Simoncini GM. Reducing Missed Opportunities in a Vulnerable Population: HIV testing of Trauma Surgery Patients. Poster session at: 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC). Atlanta, GA. March 18-21, 2019.

Wick JM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Webster S, Fleece DM, Volgraf J, Goldberg AJ, Simoncini GM. Hepatitis C Testing of Trauma Surgery Patients: Incidence, Prevalence & Care Cascade. Poster session at: Conference on Retrovirals and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Seattle, Washington. March 4–7, 2019.

Koren D, De la Mota J, Simoncini GM. Educating at-risk women for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Family Planning Clinic. Poster session presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, GA, November 2017.

Simoncini GM & Jessop A. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Health Care Workers: Qualitative Analysis of Policy among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Poster Presentation at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Denver, CO. October 29 – November 2, 2016.

Baumgarten LC, Roychowdhury C, Wagner CB, Simoncini GM. Temple TEACH and CARE Student Run Clinic: Combining Community Engagement and Student Service & Education. Poster Presentation. Academic Medicine Day at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. May 12, 2016.

Simoncini, GM & Jessop, A. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Health Care Workers: Qualitative Analysis of Policy among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Poster Presentation. The College of Physicians Annual Student Poster Session. May 10, 2016.

Eshera N, Salvadeo DM, Becker JG, Patel VR, Baumgarten LC, Wagner CB, Zebley JA, Cassiopeia Roychowdry C, Simoncini, GM. Temple TEACH and CARE: Utilizing Community Surveys to Develop Clinic Services in North Philadelphia. Poster Presentation. Society of Student Run Free Clinic. Phoenix, AZ. January 30, 2016.

Javed, A, Simoncini, GM. A Dangerous Paradox. Poster presentation. Southeastern Pennsylvania American College of Physicians. Philadelphia, PA. October 26, 2013.

Simoncini GM & Khanlou H. Despite different instantaneous inhibitory potentials, boosted-atazanavir and boosted-darunavir had similar clinical outcomes. CD-ROM and E-Poster presentation. International AIDS Society, Rome, Italy. July 2011.

PODCASTS
Koren D & Simoncini GM (Guest Expert). (2017, November 6). The Curbsiders – #66 Hepatitis C: Workup and Treatment in Primary Care . Retrieved from http://thecurbsiders.com/podcast/66-hepatitis-c-workup-treatment-primary-care

Simoncini GM (Guest Expert). (2017, May 29). The Curbsiders –#41 HIV, PrEP and STIs . Retrieved from http://thecurbsiders.com/medical-education/41-hiv-prep-sti-screening

WORKSHOPS – National
Taylor JL, Patel VV, Koren D, Simoncini GM, Blackstock OJ. Innovative Approaches to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation in the Primary Care Setting SGIM 41st Annual National Meeting, April 11-14, 2018, Denver, CO.

Edelman EJ, Bates KI, Berken G, Blackstock O, Chisty, A, Lumd T, Nall R, Patel V, Simoncini, GM.
HIV with PrEP: The Newest HIV Prevention Tool for Primary Care. SGIM 39th Annual National Meeting, May 11-14, 2016, Hollywood, Florida.

WORKSHOPS – Regional
Simoncini, GM. The Temple PrEP Experience. What’s Happening in Philadelphia? HIV Update/Networking for HIV Care Teams. AIDS Education and Training Center, Mid-Atlantic Region. May 5, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

Simoncini GM. Health Disparities Workshop. American Academy of HIV Medicine. April 4, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

Blackstock O, Chisty, A, Lumd T, Lu, T, Patel V, Simoncini, GM. ENDING HIV! PrEP: the Newest HIV Prevention Tool for Primary Care. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

Commodore M, Lee EL, Chisty A, Simoncini GM, Hyatt V, Jacob R, Williams P. IMPACT (Internal medicine Peer-led Academic Collaboration at Temple) Peer Mentoring: a practical guide to creating a successful peer mentoring program at your institution. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

Lee EL, Chisty A, Simoncini GM, Williams P. Navigating the Job Hunt: Tools for Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Mentors. Commodore. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

PRESENTATIONS-National
Koren DE, Nichols JS, Simoncini GM. HIV Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and women: Survey of the knowledge, Attitudes and beliefs among an all-female family planning population. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 13, 2018, San Diego, CA.

Fleece DM, Foster W, Porter A, Simoncini GM. ASAP Analyst A High-Tech Bug Zapper: HCV Screening in the ED. EPIC User Group Meeting, August 29, 2018, Verona, WI.

Simoncini GM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Volgraf J, Mason L, Goldberg A. Don’t Miss an Opportunity: Routine HIV and HCV Screening among Trauma Patients. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, September 15, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

PUBLICATIONS

Simoncini GM & Koren DE. Hepatitis C Update and Expanding the Role of Primary Care. JAFBM. 2019 May; 32(3):428-430.

Simoncini GM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Volgraf J, Ramsey F, Goldberg A. HIV and HCV Screening among Trauma Patients. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019 Apr;30(7):663-670.

Koren DE, Nichols JS, Simoncini GM. HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Women: Survey of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs in an Urban Obstetrics / Gynecology Clinic. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2018 Dec;32(12):490-494.

Simoncini GM & Jessop AB. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Healthcare Personnel: Policy Analysis Among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):246-248.

Dine CJ, Bellini LM, Diemer G, Ferris A, Rana A, Simoncini GM, Surkis W, Rothchild B, Asch DA, Shea JA, Epstein AJ. Assessing Correlates of Physicians’ Practice Intensity and Certainty during Residency Training. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. December 2015, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 603-609.

Simoncini GM, Megill M, van den Berg-Wolf M. Reducing False Positive HIV Diagnosis in Niger: a Women’s Issue. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. May 15, 2015.

Simoncini GM, Khan EK, van den Berg-Wolf M. Electronic cigarettes: a perspective for the primary care physician. Southern Medical Journal. 2014. 107;10:630-2 10.

Simoncini GM, DeFrancesch GI, Van den Berg-Wolf M. HIV-Infected Man Who Presents for Preoperative Evaluation. Consultant. 2012. 52;12:815-816.

Simoncini GM, Khanlou H. TMP/SMX is still the preferred empiric antibiotic for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in the HIV population. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Apr 1;59(4):e78.

Simoncini GM, Chandrasekaran, S. Baking the beans: A case of acute renal failure following percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007. Vol. 22, pp. 256.



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Dr. Gina Simoncini, M.D.

Dr. Gina Simoncini, M.D., M.P.H.

About Me

I am the Healthcare Medical Director of the AHF Healthcare Center – Philadelphia. I did an HIV fellowship at AHF because I wanted to care of patients living with HIV in the outpatient setting. I believe HIV medicine is an extension of primary care. I have special interests in PrEP, Hepatitis C treatment and caring for patients who use drugs.

Fun Fact: I love to bike to work, garden, go to the Jersey Shore and kayak.

About the AHF Healthcare Center – Philadelphia

The Philadelphia office is filled with great employees that strive to deliver our mission everyday: providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay. These clinics are an accepting place to patients from all backgrounds where anybody can feel welcome. We strive to meet the needs of our patients so they can live happy and productive lives.

Medical Groups & Plans

We accept many insurance plans, please call to validate yours.

Training, Certifications, and Licensing
MEDICAL SCHOOL

Temple University School of Medicine, MD, 2006

GRADUATE SCHOOL

College of Public Health, Temple University, MPH, 2016

RESIDENCIES

2006-2009 Temple University Hospital, Internship and Residency
2009-2010 Temple University Hospital, Chief Resident

FELLOWSHIPS

HIV/AIDS Medicine Fellowship, AHF 2010-2011

AWARDS/RECOGNITION

AOA

MEDICAL TRAINING

Experience
Hepatitis C Patient Education Advisory Committee 2017- 2018
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

PrEP Working Group 2017-present
Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA

American Academy of HIV Medicine Steering Committee
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2013-present

License Information
License Issuing State
Pennsylvania

Years in Practice 
14

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Jackson J, Schreyer KE, Simoncini GM, Fleece DM. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Improving Diagnosis through Electronic Medical Record-Driven Emergency Department Testing. Poster session at: Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Patient Safety Summit. Seven Springs, PA, May 2019.

Simoncini GM, Chisty A, Lee, EL. PReParing a New Generation of Internists with HIV Prevention Tools: An Ambulatory Internal Medicine PrEP Curriculum. Poster session at: Academic Internal Medicine Week 2019. Philadelphia, PA. April 14-17, 2019.

Wick JM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Webster S, Fleece DM, Volgraf J, Goldberg AJ, Simoncini GM. Reducing Missed Opportunities in a Vulnerable Population: HIV testing of Trauma Surgery Patients. Poster session at: 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC). Atlanta, GA. March 18-21, 2019.

Wick JM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Webster S, Fleece DM, Volgraf J, Goldberg AJ, Simoncini GM. Hepatitis C Testing of Trauma Surgery Patients: Incidence, Prevalence & Care Cascade. Poster session at: Conference on Retrovirals and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). Seattle, Washington. March 4–7, 2019.

Koren D, De la Mota J, Simoncini GM. Educating at-risk women for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Family Planning Clinic. Poster session presented at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Atlanta, GA, November 2017.

Simoncini GM & Jessop A. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Health Care Workers: Qualitative Analysis of Policy among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Poster Presentation at: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Denver, CO. October 29 – November 2, 2016.

Baumgarten LC, Roychowdhury C, Wagner CB, Simoncini GM. Temple TEACH and CARE Student Run Clinic: Combining Community Engagement and Student Service & Education. Poster Presentation. Academic Medicine Day at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. May 12, 2016.

Simoncini, GM & Jessop, A. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Health Care Workers: Qualitative Analysis of Policy among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Poster Presentation. The College of Physicians Annual Student Poster Session. May 10, 2016.

Eshera N, Salvadeo DM, Becker JG, Patel VR, Baumgarten LC, Wagner CB, Zebley JA, Cassiopeia Roychowdry C, Simoncini, GM. Temple TEACH and CARE: Utilizing Community Surveys to Develop Clinic Services in North Philadelphia. Poster Presentation. Society of Student Run Free Clinic. Phoenix, AZ. January 30, 2016.

Javed, A, Simoncini, GM. A Dangerous Paradox. Poster presentation. Southeastern Pennsylvania American College of Physicians. Philadelphia, PA. October 26, 2013.

Simoncini GM & Khanlou H. Despite different instantaneous inhibitory potentials, boosted-atazanavir and boosted-darunavir had similar clinical outcomes. CD-ROM and E-Poster presentation. International AIDS Society, Rome, Italy. July 2011.

PODCASTS
Koren D & Simoncini GM (Guest Expert). (2017, November 6). The Curbsiders – #66 Hepatitis C: Workup and Treatment in Primary Care . Retrieved from http://thecurbsiders.com/podcast/66-hepatitis-c-workup-treatment-primary-care

Simoncini GM (Guest Expert). (2017, May 29). The Curbsiders –#41 HIV, PrEP and STIs . Retrieved from http://thecurbsiders.com/medical-education/41-hiv-prep-sti-screening

WORKSHOPS – National
Taylor JL, Patel VV, Koren D, Simoncini GM, Blackstock OJ. Innovative Approaches to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation in the Primary Care Setting SGIM 41st Annual National Meeting, April 11-14, 2018, Denver, CO.

Edelman EJ, Bates KI, Berken G, Blackstock O, Chisty, A, Lumd T, Nall R, Patel V, Simoncini, GM.
HIV with PrEP: The Newest HIV Prevention Tool for Primary Care. SGIM 39th Annual National Meeting, May 11-14, 2016, Hollywood, Florida.

WORKSHOPS – Regional
Simoncini, GM. The Temple PrEP Experience. What’s Happening in Philadelphia? HIV Update/Networking for HIV Care Teams. AIDS Education and Training Center, Mid-Atlantic Region. May 5, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

Simoncini GM. Health Disparities Workshop. American Academy of HIV Medicine. April 4, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

Blackstock O, Chisty, A, Lumd T, Lu, T, Patel V, Simoncini, GM. ENDING HIV! PrEP: the Newest HIV Prevention Tool for Primary Care. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

Commodore M, Lee EL, Chisty A, Simoncini GM, Hyatt V, Jacob R, Williams P. IMPACT (Internal medicine Peer-led Academic Collaboration at Temple) Peer Mentoring: a practical guide to creating a successful peer mentoring program at your institution. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

Lee EL, Chisty A, Simoncini GM, Williams P. Navigating the Job Hunt: Tools for Career Planning and Making the Most of Your Mentors. Commodore. Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 1, 2016, Hempstead, NY.

PRESENTATIONS-National
Koren DE, Nichols JS, Simoncini GM. HIV Pre-Exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and women: Survey of the knowledge, Attitudes and beliefs among an all-female family planning population. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 13, 2018, San Diego, CA.

Fleece DM, Foster W, Porter A, Simoncini GM. ASAP Analyst A High-Tech Bug Zapper: HCV Screening in the ED. EPIC User Group Meeting, August 29, 2018, Verona, WI.

Simoncini GM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Volgraf J, Mason L, Goldberg A. Don’t Miss an Opportunity: Routine HIV and HCV Screening among Trauma Patients. The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Annual Meeting, September 15, 2017, Baltimore, MD.

PUBLICATIONS
Simoncini GM & Koren DE. Hepatitis C Update and Expanding the Role of Primary Care. JAFBM. 2019 May; 32(3):428-430.

Simoncini GM, Oyola-Jimenez J, Singleton D, Volgraf J, Ramsey F, Goldberg A. HIV and HCV Screening among Trauma Patients. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019 Apr;30(7):663-670.

Koren DE, Nichols JS, Simoncini GM. HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Women: Survey of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs in an Urban Obstetrics / Gynecology Clinic. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2018 Dec;32(12):490-494.

Simoncini GM & Jessop AB. Hepatitis C Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for Healthcare Personnel: Policy Analysis Among Philadelphia’s Large Teaching Institutions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;38(2):246-248.

Dine CJ, Bellini LM, Diemer G, Ferris A, Rana A, Simoncini GM, Surkis W, Rothchild B, Asch DA, Shea JA, Epstein AJ. Assessing Correlates of Physicians’ Practice Intensity and Certainty during Residency Training. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. December 2015, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 603-609.

Simoncini GM, Megill M, van den Berg-Wolf M. Reducing False Positive HIV Diagnosis in Niger: a Women’s Issue. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. May 15, 2015.

Simoncini GM, Khan EK, van den Berg-Wolf M. Electronic cigarettes: a perspective for the primary care physician. Southern Medical Journal. 2014. 107;10:630-2 10.

Simoncini GM, DeFrancesch GI, Van den Berg-Wolf M. HIV-Infected Man Who Presents for Preoperative Evaluation. Consultant. 2012. 52;12:815-816.

Simoncini GM, Khanlou H. TMP/SMX is still the preferred empiric antibiotic for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection in the HIV population. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Apr 1;59(4):e78.

Simoncini GM, Chandrasekaran, S. Baking the beans: A case of acute renal failure following percutaneous coronary intervention. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007. Vol. 22, pp. 256.


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