Jill Foster, MD

Jill Foster, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine

Office Address

  • 3601 A Street
    St. Christopher's Hospital For Children
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
    Phone: (215) 427-5284
    Fax: (215) 427-4385

Jill Foster, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Philadelphia, PA

Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease: General Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Interests: HIV Infections; Immunization; Pediatric Hospitals; Health Policy

Education & Training

  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1993 - 2014
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatric Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top Doctors US News and World Report and Philadelphia MagazinePediatric Infectious, 2011
    • Elected as a Fellow (FIDSA) Infectious Diseases Society of America2010
    • 2010 Achievement AwardPatient Care Category The Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) for Rapid Testing in the Hospital Emergency Department, 2010

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Prevalence of Elevated Cholesterol and Associated Risk Factors Among Perinatally HIV-Infected Children (4-19 years old) in Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group 219C.  Farley J, Gona P, Crain M, Journal of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    • Rising rate of pneumococcal bacteremia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  Foster JA, McGowan KL, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
    • • Birth defects among children born to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected women.  Brogly SB, Abzug MJ, Watts H, et al. and the PACTG 219C Team (Foster J), Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Infections in Childcare and Schools. Chapter: Infection Control in Pediatrics 
      Foster JA
      Editors: Bell et al.Aspen Press, New York
    • Fungal Skin Infections. Chapter: 5-Minute Pediatric Reference 
      Graessle WR, Foster JA
      Editors: Schwartz et al.
      Edition 2nd,
    • Impetigo; Tracheitis; Lymphadenopathy. Chapter: 5-Minute Pediatric Reference 
      Foster JA
      Editors: Schwartz et al.
      Edition 2nd,


    • Triple site screening for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in an urban HIV positive youth clinic. Laguerre R, Foster J, Conway D et al, the Annual Meeting of the Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Illnesses (CROI), Seattle, Washington
    • A preliminary view from the pulpit: the Christian church and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS. Hinkson G, Foster J, the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC
    • Internalizing symptoms as a function of stigma and shame among youth with HIV. Bennett D, Herres J, Minami J, Russell A, Laguerre R, Foster J, the annual national meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia


    • Safe Travel with Children: A Primary Care Perspective. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Allegheny University Hospital - MCP, Philadelphia, PA
    • Surveillance for Infections from Varicella Zoster Virus in West Philadelphia. the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research / Ambulatory Pediatrics Association Regional Meeting
    • Diagnosis of Pertussis by Polymerase Chain Reaction. the Infectious Diseases Seminar, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


    • Many Hands Working Together: HIV Risk Reduction Counseling for Domestic Violence Providers. Foster JA, Núñez AE, Robertson-James C, Spencer SB, Illinois & Louisiana
    • Many Hands Working Together: Train the Trainer. Foster JA, Núñez AE, Robertson-James C, Spencer SB, Illinois & Louisiana
    • Impact of HAART on Cardiomyopathy among adolescents perinatally infected with HIV- AIDS. Patel K, Van Dyke R, Mittleman MA, PACTG 219/2219C Team (Foster J)

    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • AmeriHealth Direct POS
    • Amerihealth HMO
    • AmeriHealth PPO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Horizon BCBS PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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