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Stephen Anthony Pagkalinawan

Stephen Anthony Pagkalinawan, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Medicine

Practices: Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

Specialties: HIV, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine


  • MD - Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, N.J.
  • BA - Rutgers University – Biological Sciences, New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick, N.J.

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society Rutgers Academic Excellence Award
  • S. Oakley Van der Poel Award Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease Society of America

Other Languages Spoken


Stephen Pagkalinawan, MD, is a med-peds trained physician who completed his allopathic medical education in 2016, internal medicine-pediatrics residency in 2020 and his adult infectious disease fellowship at Temple University Hospital in 2022. His background includes providing care to diverse range of patient populations including LGBTQIA+ patients, refugees/asylees, undocumented immigrants and patients in underserved communities (both rural and urban). Dr. Pagkalinawan is board-certified by the ABIM in internal medicine and infectious disease, and by the ABP in general pediatrics. As a full-time assistant professor of medicine for Drexel’s College of Medicine, he sees patients at Drexel’s Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (one of Philadelphia’s major HIV clinics) in Center City Philadelphia, as well as their ancillary office at the Dorothy Mann Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.


  • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine (2016-2020)


  • Adult Infectious Disease, Temple University Hospital (2020-2022)

Stephen Pagkalinawan, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In the Media


“Transmission of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in US Hospitals”
Luterbach CL, Chen L, Komarow L, Ostrowsky B, Kaye KS, Hanson B, Arias CA, Desai S, Gallagher JC, Novick E, Pagkalinawan S, Lautenbach E, Wortmann G, Kalayjian RC, Eilertson B, Farrell JJ, McCarty T, Hill C, Fowler VG, Kreiswirth BN, Bonomo RA, van Duin D
Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 76, Issue 2, 15 January, Pages 229–237, (2023)

“HIV: how to manage heavily treatment-experienced patients”
S. Spivack, S. Pagkalinawan, R. Samuel, D. Koren
Drugs Context. 2022;11:2021-9-1. (2022)

“A Case of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Secondary to Cytomegalovirus Infection”
Pagkalinawan, Stephen
Contagion. Apr; 6(2) (2021)

“Decreased Sensory Responses in Osteocalcin Null Mutant Mice Imply Neuropeptide Function”
Patterson-Buckendahl, Patricia, A. Sowinska, S. Yee, D. Patel, S. Pagkalinawan, M. Shahid, A. Shah, C. Franz, D. E. Benjamin, L. A. Pohorecky
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. Jul; 32(5): 879-889 (2012)


“Letermovir vs Ganciclovir for CMV Prophylaxis in Solid Organ Transplant and Bone Marrow Transplant”
Management Conference (8/27/2021)

“Delayed Transfer of Acute Liver Failure Patient to Liver Transplant Center”
Internal Medicine M&M Conference (5/27/2020)

“PrEP Q&A”
Frannie Peabody Prevention (9/19/2019)

“An Investigation of the Function of Osteocalcin”
Stephen Pagkalinawan, Madiha Aziz, Patricia Buckendahl
Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium. New Brunswick, N.J. (2009)