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Ian G. Sheffer,


Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine

Practices: Drexel Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Drexel Travel Health

Specialty: Infectious Diseases, HIV, Travel Health


Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
1427 Vine Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.2530
Fax: 215.762.2531
Drexel Medicine Travel Health
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.3489
Fax: 215.762.3031
Drexel Infectious Diseases
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Maps & Directions

Phone: 215.762.6555
Fax: 215.762.3031


  • MD - Temple University School of Medicine (2011)
  • MBE - University of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • BS (Hons.) in Biology, BA (Hons.) in Philosophy and Religion - University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2007)

Awards & Honors

  • Resident Professionalism Award - ACP Southeastern PA Chapter (2013)
  • Bioethics & Humanities Award - Temple University Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy (2011)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Clinical Services

HIV care, Travel medicine, Inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases


Ian Sheffer, MD, MBE, is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He has a clinical interest in HIV care, travel health, and inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases.


  • Infectious Diseases - Temple University Hospital (2014-2016)


  • Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital (2011-2014)


Published Full-Length Papers

"Statistical analysis of a Saprolegnia isolate:taxonomic implications"
*Sheffer, Ian G. and David E. Padgett
Mycotaxon 104 (72-76) 2008.


"Faculty Development for Teaching Urban Bioethics Through Use of the Humanities"
Raverby, Hannah, Ian G. Sheffer, Keith Gumery, Gerald Sterling, and Kathleen Reeves
Presented at the AAMC Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 6, 2010

"A Health Literacy Intervention for Medical Residents"
Sheffer, Ian G., Max Lucki, and Jacquie Hyde
Presented at the Sol Sherry Research Symposium at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., on June 4, 2010

"Honors Service Learning: More Than Just Volunteering"
Sheffer, Ian G., Allison Tuszynski, and Julia Puckett.
Presented at theNational Collegiate Honors Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., November 10, 2006


Invited Lecture: “Bioethics and the Modern Clinician”
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, September 22, 2016

Invited Seminar: “Cases From a Hospital Ethics Committee”
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, September 22, 2016

“Informed Consent and the Physician's Moral Obligation”
As part of the Urban Bioethics course for MD/MA students at Temple University School of
Medicine, October 16, 2013, October 30, 2014, and October 26, 2015

"Involuntary Treatment in the Age of Autonomy: TB, Bioethics, and the Public Good"
For the Section of Infectious Diseases, Temple University Hospital, September 30, 2015

“Health Literacy and Informed Consent”
As part of the Bioethics course for physical therapy students at Temple University College of Health Professions. September 24, 2013, October 22, 2014, and September 23, 2015

Invited Lecture: "Osteomyelitis: A Review"
For podiatry residents at Temple University Hospital, March 19, 2015

Invited Lecture: “An Ounce of Prevention”
As part of the Temple University School of Medicine Doctoring course for first-year medical students, February 9, 2015

Invited Interviewer and Moderator for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Author Events Series: Interview with E.O. Wilson, upon the release of his book The Meaning of Human Existence, October 28, 2014, Available Online