Lenore Asbel, MD

Philadelphia Department of Public Health
STD Control Program
500 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
USA 19146
Email: lenore.asbell@phila.gov

Biographical Sketch:
Employment 1997 – Present Medical Director of City of Philadelphia District Health Center 1 (Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic) and Medical Specialist for the STD Program Philadelphia Department of Public Health · Develop medical protocols and procedures for clinic · Perform medical review · Provide Quality Assurance for the STD clinic · Advise and institute policies and procedures for STD services in the 10 City Health Centers · Advise and institute STD screenings in non-traditional settings including provision of medical direction and coordination for a school district-wide screening program for gonorrhea and chlamydia among high school students · Serve as Principal Investigator for federally funded clinical surveillance grants (MSM prevalence monitoring, SsUN) · Provide guidance for guide public health/disease intervention activities · Provide orientation and direct supervision of resident rotations at PDPH STD clinic 1997 – Present Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases Assistant Professor of Medicine · Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Service at the Medical College of Pennsylvania · Supervise Fellows, Residents and Students Infectious Disease Rounds, Drexel University College of Medicine (Formerly MCP-HU) Hospital Appointments 2002- Present Hahnemann Hospital Section of Infectious Diseases Broad and Vine Philadelphia, PA 19102 1997-2004 MCP Hospital 3300 Henry Avenue Philadelphia PA 19129 Education 1995-1997 Fellow in Infectious Diseases MCP-Hahnemann University (Now Drexel University College of Medicine) Philadelphia, PA 19129 1994-1995 Chief Resident in Internal Medicine Medical College Hospitals Elkins Park Elkins Park, PA 19118 · Implemented new program, integrated residents into a community hospital 1991-1994 Resident in Internal Medicine Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA 19129 1987-1991 Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Pennsylvania (Now Drexel University College of Medicine) Philadelphia, PA 19129 1984-1987 Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Major: Biology Thesis: Central Nervous System Regeneration Publications and Presentations Book Chapters Asbel LE, Callans D,Tunkel AR “Infections of Intracardiac Devices” in Antimicrobial Anti-Infective Materials – Principles, Applications and Devices, ed. Sawan, Samuel P. and Manivannan, Gurusamy 2000. Journal Articles Anschuetz GL, Beck JN, Asbel L, Goldberg M, Salmon M, Spain C. Determining Risk Markers for Gonorrhea and Chlamydial Infection and Reinfection Among Adolescents in Public High Schools. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 36(1): 4-8 2009. Asbel LE, Newbern EC, Salmon M, Spain CV, Goldberg M. School-based screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among Philadelphia public high school students. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 33(10):614-620. 2006. Greenberg JB, Bloom FR, Coles FB, Asbel LE, Goldberg M, Braxton JR, Brackbill RM. Learning from clients and opportunity for sexually transmitted disease programs. J Public Health Manag Pract. 8(3):59-68. 2002. Asbel LE and Levison ME “Cephalosporins, Carbapenems and Monabactams”, Infectious Disease Clinics of North America. 14(2): 435-447. 2000. O’Donnell JA and Asbel LE. “Bacteroides fragilis Bacteremia and Infected Aortic Aneurysm Presenting as Fever of Unknown Origin: Diagnostic Delay without Routine Anaerobic Blood Cultures”, Clinical Infectious Diseases. 29(5): 1309-11. 1999.