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Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Institute for Excellence in Education
Associate Professor of Medicine

Male

Appointment Phone

410-955-0670

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • Director, Institute for Excellence in Education
  • Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
  • Thayer Firm Faculty
  • Medical Director, HIV Care/Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5515
Fax: 410-614-1195

Johns Hopkins Rockland Physician Practice and Research Group

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2900

10751 Falls Road
Falls Concourse Suite 412
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2919
Fax: 410-583-2654

Expertise

HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Medical Education; HIV care; Complications of HIV treatment

Biography

BA: Columbia College, Columbia University, NY
MD: Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with honors (AOA), NY
Internship: Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Medicine, NY
Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Medicine/Primary Care, NY
Chief Residency/Ambulatory Medicine: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, NY
MPH: Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (with honors), Baltimore
Fellowship in General Internal Medicine: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Current: Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine and  Director, Institute for Excellence in Education and Associate Professor of Medicine

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine / MD (1990)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1993, 2013)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Selected articles (not all):

    1. Cofrancesco J, Whalen JJ, Dobs AS. Testosterone Replacement Options for HIV-Infected Men. J AcquirImmune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1997:16:254-265.
    2. Thomas PA, Cofrancesco J. The introduction of evidence based medicine into a clinical ambulatory clerkship. J Gen Intern Med .2001: 16:244-249
    3. Zhang H, Zhou Y, Alcock C, Keifer T, Monie D, Siliciano J, Li Q, Pham P, Cofrancesco J, Persaud D, Siliciano RF. Novel single-cell-level phenotypic assay for residual drug susceptibility and reduced replication capacity of drug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type1 J.Virology.2004. 78(4), 1718-1729.
    4. Arrington R, Cofrancesco J, Wu AW. Questionnaires to Measure Sexual Quality of Life. Quality of Life Research.2004. 13, 1643-1658.
    5. Cofrancesco J, Brown, T, Martins C. Management Options for Facial Lipoatrophy The AIDSReader, 2004 Dec;14(12):639-40, 645-50.
    6. Nettles RE, Kieffer TL, Kwon P, Monie D, Han Y, Parsons T, Cofrancesco J, Gallant JE, Quinn TC, Jackson B, Flexner C, Carson K, Ray S, Persaud D, Siliciano RF, Intermittent HIV-1 Viremia (Blips) and the Evolution of Drug Reistance in Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. JAMA. 2005 Feb 16:193.
    7. Cofrancesco J, Shah N, Ghanem KG. Dobs AS, Klein RS, Mayer K, Schuman P, Vlahov D, Rompalo AM. The Effects of Illicit Drug Use and HIV Infection on Sex Hormone Levels in Women. Gynecological Endocrinology. 2006 May;22(5): 244-251.
    8. Cho M, Ye X, Dobs AS, Cofrancesco, Jr J. Prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among HIV patients for perceived lipodystrophy. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: 2006:12(5): 474-482.
    9. Berkenblit G, Sullivan L, Sosman J, Gifford A, Cofrancesco Jr J. Update in HIV Care. J of Gen Internal Medicine.2007 Feb;22(2):253-6
    10. Brown TT, Cofrancesco J Jr. Metabolic Abnormalities in HIV-infected patients: An Update. CID. 2006:8:497-504.
    11. Reed DA, Levine RB, Miller RG, Ashar BH, Bass EB, Rice TN, Cofrancesco J Jr. Effect of residency duty-hour limits: views of key clinical faculty. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Jul 23;167(14):1487-92
    12. Cofrancesco J Jr, Brown TT, Luo RF, John M, Stewart KJ, Dobs AS. Body composition, gender, and illicit drug use in an urban cohort. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2007;33(3):467-74.
    13. Homsanit, M., K. E. Nelson, Sonjai A, Anekthananon T, Suwanagool S, Cofrancesco J Jr. "Body shape and metabolic abnormalities in Thai HIV-infected patients." AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. Nov 2007: 23(11):314-21
    14. Cofrancesco, J., Jr., Scherzer R, Tien PC, Gibert CL,Southwell H, Sidney S, Dobs A, Grunfeld C.et al. "Illicit drug use and HIV treatment outcomes in a US cohort." AIDS 22(3): 357-65. January 30, 2008.
    15. Reed DA, Levine RB, Miller RG, Ashar BH, Bass EB, Rice TN, Cofrancesco J Jr.Impact of Duty Hour Regulations on Medical Students Education: View of Key Clinical Faculty. J General Intern Med. 2008. 23 (7)1084-9.
    16. Peterson S, Martins C, Cofrancesco J Jr. "Lipodystrophy in the Patient with HIV: Social, Psychological and Treatment Considerations". Aesthet Surg J.2008:Aug;28(4):443-51 (invited review).
    17. Cofrancesco J Jr, Freedland E, McComsey G. Treatment Options for HIV-Associated Central Fat Accumulation". AIDS Patient Care STDs. 2009 Jan;23(1):5-18.
    18. Cofrancesco J, Wu AW. "HIV care and General Internal Medicine: the next generation". J.Gen Intern Med. 2001:16: 9. (editorial)
    19. Luo R. Cofrancesco J. " Injection drug use and HIV transmission in Russia". AIDS. 2006:20:935-936. (editorial)
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +

    Graduate Program Affiliation

  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1990
    • Delta Omega, (Alpha Chapter), 1997
    • Humanism in Medicine Award, national finalist, AAMC, 2001
    • Ambulatory Precepotor Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2005
    • Fellow, of the American College of Physicians, 2005
    • Listed, Marquis Who's Who In America, 2007
    • Top Docs, Baltimore, Baltimore Magazine,, 2007
    • Consumers Research Council of America, 2008
    • Continental Who's Who, 2009
    • Top Doctors, The Global Director of Who's Who, 2009
    • Professor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2012

    Memberships

    • AAHIVM
    • American College of Physicians
    • IDSA/HIV
    • Internaltional AIDS Society
    • Society of General Internal Medicine
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