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Einstein Appoints Dr. Antonette Climaco Chair, Department of Infectious Disease

Aug 26 2021

Antonette Climaco, MD, has been appointed Chair of the Division of Infectious Disease for Einstein Healthcare Network.

Dr. Climaco has been with Einstein since she joined as an Infectious Disease attending physician in 2012. She has a particular interest in transplant, HIV and travel medicine.

She led Einstein in the expanded access of remdesivir, an FDA-approved intravenous drug to treat COVID-19, with Einstein Philadelphia being the first hospital in the Philadelphia area to gain access to the drug. She also participated in the development of Einstein’s COVID-19 treatment protocols.

Dr. Climaco earned a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed an internship at the University of Santo Tomas and a residency in Internal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. She continued her training and completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.

She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases. Dr. Climaco is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Sidney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Climaco succeeds Dr. Robert Fischer who stepped down as Chair but continues as an attending Infectious Disease physician and to serve as a faculty member.

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Einstein Healthcare Network is a healthcare system with approximately 1,000 beds and more than 8,700 employees serving the communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. The Network is made up of three acute care hospitals including Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, the largest independent academic medical center in the Philadelphia region training over 3,500 health professional students each year with more than 450 residents and fellows in over 35 accredited programs; Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park; and Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. The Network also includes MossRehab, consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top rehabilitation hospital in the nation; Willowcrest, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes for short-term rehabilitation care in Philadelphia; outpatient care centers; and a network of more than 900 primary care physicians and specialists throughout the region. For more information, visit www.einstein.edu or call 1-800-EINSTEIN.

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