Laurel J. Glaser, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Contact InformationHospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3457
Fax: 215-349-8291


Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine


ScB (Biochemistry), Brown University, 1998
MD PhD (Microbiology), Mount Sinai School of Medicine , 2009

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology), 2014
American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2016

Postgraduate Training

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, 2009-2013
Fellow, Medical & Public Health Microbiology, CPEP (American Academy of Microbiology) Accredited Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2008
William Pepper Fellowship Award in Recognition of Service to Clinical Pathology, 2011-2012
Kevin Salhany Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, 2017

Memberships and Professional Organizations

College of American Pathologists, 2009 - Present
American Society for Microbiology, 2013 - Present
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2015 - Present
National Patient Safety Foundation, 2016 - Present

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Selected Publications

Corynebacterium propinquum endocarditis: a confounding presentation of a rare entity

Rea B, Hawkins J, Min H, Maniglia R, Talati N, Glaser L, Cardiovascular Pathology 28(): 71, 2017, PMID:28376415

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Spinal Epidural Abscess Caused by Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella amnii

Stewart, L., Sinha, S., Madsen, P., Glaser, L. Chen, HI, and Culyba, MJ, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 2017

Evaluating The Utility Of The Fungal Stain In The Microbiology Lab

Qiuping Ma, Kevin Alby and Laurel Glaser, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, 2017

Data from the analytical performance of the Abaxis Piccolo Xpress point of care analyzer in whole blood, serum, and plasma.

Murata K, Glaser L, Nardiello M, Ramanathan LV, Carlow DC., Data Brief 16(): 81-89, 2017

Strongyloides Infection Case Study

Stephanie Mitchell and Laurel Glaser, American Society for Clinical Pathology LabQ, 2017

Multi-Locus Amplification Followed by Next Generation Sequencing and Metagenomic Analysis Dramatically Improves Diagnostic Yield over Sanger-Based Pan-Bacterial Sequencing in Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues

Laurel Glaser, Julia Was, and Erin H. Graf, Microbe 2017, 2017

Identification of Clinically Relevant Mycobacterial Species after Extended Incubation Times in the BACTEC™ MGIT™ System

Bryan Rea MD, Julia R. Maisel MD , Laurel Glaser MD PhD, Kevin Alby PhD, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, 2016

Use of the Biofire Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel for the Detection of Viruses in CSF

Dean Syare, Laurel Glaser and Kevin Alby, Microbe 2016, 2016

Using signal-to-cutoff ratio to improve 4th generation human immunodeficiency virus diagnostics

Taylor Jenkins, Laurel Glaser and Kevin Alby, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, 2016

Aeromonas Gastrointestinal Infection Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Laurel Glaser, Irv Nachamkin and Faten Aberra, American Society for Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, 2015