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Bennett Lorber, MDBennett Lorber, MD, MACP


Thomas M. Durant Professor of Medicine

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Telephone:  215-707- 3807

FAX: 215-707-4414

Email: bennett.lorber@temple.edu



Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases

Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Educational Background:


BA, Swarthmore College


MD, University of Pennsylvania


Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship,

Temple University


Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Swarthmore College


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clinical Interests:



Anaerobic infections

Infectious etiologies of "non-infectious" diseases

Interaction of society and infectious diseases

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professional Societies:


Master, American College of Physicians

President, Anaerobe Society of the Americas

President-Elect, College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America

Member, American Society for Microbiology

Member, American Society for Clinical Research

Member, Physicians for Human Rights

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


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Infectious diseases

Internal medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine


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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25151479. Lorber B, John Bartlett: appreciation & celebration. Clin Infect Dis 59 Suppl 2:(S63-5)2014 Sep 15

24099923. Lorber B, What's hot in the anaerobe literature? Bacteroides and other non-clostridial anaerobes. Anaerobe 24:(87-9)2013 Dec

23966491. Godshall CE, Suh G, Lorber B, Cutaneous listeriosis. J Clin Microbiol 51:11(3591-6)2013 Nov

23580004. Lorber B, Update in infectious diseases: evidence published in 2012. Ann Intern Med 158:9(686-90)2013 May 7

21615067. Lorber B, Fekete T, Community-acquired pneumonia. The tyranny of a term. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc 74:2(19-21)2011 Spring

18765103. Clauss HE, Lorber B, Central nervous system infection with Listeria monocytogenes. Curr Infect Dis Rep 10:4(300-6)2008 Jul

16954360. Lorber B, Update in infectious diseases. Ann Intern Med 145:5(354-60)2006 Sep 5

16701589. Lorber B, Infection and mental illness: do bugs make us batty? Anaerobe 11:6(303-7)2005 Dec

16209004. Lorber B, Problem solving: a story for medical educators. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc 68:3(32-3)2005 Summer

15825036. Ooi ST, Lorber B, Gastroenteritis due to Listeria monocytogenes. Clin Infect Dis 40:9(1327-32)2005 May 1

15583230. Lorber B, Update in infectious diseases. Ann Intern Med 141:11(875-81)2004 Dec 7

15461880. Lorber B, Bats in the Belfry or Bugs in the Brain: Is Mental Illness an Infection? Curr Infect Dis Rep 6:5(341-342)2004 Oct

15104362. Osias GL, Bromer MQ, Thomas RM, Friedel D, Miller LS, Suh B, Lorber B, Parkman HP, Fisher RS, Esophageal bacteria and Barrett's esophagus: a preliminary report. Dig Dis Sci 49:2(228-36)2004 Feb

14627217. Crespo A, Retter AS, Lorber B, Group B streptococcal endocarditis in obstetric and gynecologic practice. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 11:2(109-15)2003

12484713. Lorber B, Update in infectious diseases. Ann Intern Med 137:12(974-80)2002 Dec 17

9207812. Nyirjesy P, Weitz MV, Grody MH, Lorber B, Over-the-counter and alternative medicines in the treatment of chronic vaginal symptoms. Obstet Gynecol 90:1(50-3)1997 Jul

9195084. O'Donnell J, Axelrod P, Fisher C, Lorber B, Use and effectiveness of hypothermia blankets for febrile patients in the intensive care unit. Clin Infect Dis 24:6(1208-13)1997 Jun

8994747. Lorber B, Listeriosis. Clin Infect Dis 24:1(1-9; quiz 10-1)1997 Jan

8958173. Heilpern KL, Lorber B, Focal intracranial infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am 10:4(879-98)1996 Dec

8928993. Lorber B, Are all diseases infectious? Ann Intern Med 125:10(844-51)1996 Nov 15

8744881. Lorber B, The common cold. J Gen Intern Med 11:4(229-36)1996 Apr

7791428. Suh B, Lorber B, Quinolones. Med Clin North Am 79:4(869-94)1995 Jul

1740857. Axelrod PI, Lorber B, Vonderheid EC, Infections complicating mycosis fungoides and SÚzary syndrome. JAMA 267:10(1354-8)1992 Mar 11

1962099. Lorber B, Listeriosis following shigellosis. Rev Infect Dis 13:5(865-6)1991 Sep-Oct

2041833. Lorber B, Hot tubs, sex, sushi, and infectious diseases. Pharmacotherapy 11:2 ( Pt 2)(56S-63S)1991

2193345. Knouse MC, Lorber B, Early diagnosis of Nocardia asteroides endophthalmitis by retinal biopsy: case report and review. Rev Infect Dis 12:3(393-8)1990 May-Jun

2294763. Isaacs SN, Axelrod PI, Lorber B, Antipyretic orders in a university hospital. Am J Med 88:1(31-5)1990 Jan

3132125. Rosen MS, Lorber B, Myers AR, Chronic meningococcal meningitis. An association with C5 deficiency. Arch Intern Med 148:6(1441-2)1988 Jun

3279773. Lorber B, Changing patterns of infectious diseases. Am J Med 84:3 Pt 2(569-78)1988 Mar

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