Jay R. Kostman, MD, former Associate Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has joined the medical staff at Philadelphia FIGHT.
Dr. Kostman, a graduate of Cornell University and Yale University’s Medical School, was the Co-Director of the HIV/HCV (hepatitis C) Scientific Working Group at the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). One of the Philadelphia region’s most prominent Infectious Disease specialists, Kostman has been named to Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Docs” list every year for the last decade. From 1995 to 2000, Kostman was the Founding Medical Director at Philadelphia FIGHT’s Jonathan Lax Treatment Center.
“We’re so pleased to be welcoming Jay ‘back home’ to Philadelphia FIGHT,” said Jane Shull, Executive Director. “Jay is unquestionably an outstanding clinician with a wealth of knowledge and experience serving patients living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. He will be a valuable addition to our medical team at the newly-expanded John Bell Health Center at 1207 Chestnut Street.”
Dr. Kostman is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in medicine, including the 2009 Srinivasan Award for Humanism in Medicine from the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of three scientific books, and has contributed to more than 60 publications in medical publications, including the Journal of Clinical Immunology, the Journal of Infectious Diseases, and AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses.