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

Blood Culture Practice Improvement: Improving the Volume of Blood Obtained for Routine Blood Cultures

Laurel Glaser, Peggy Bulley, Kara Eller, Karen Hendricks, Irving Nachamkin, Diagnostic Error in Medicine 11th Annual International Conference, 2018

Bugs in inflammatory bowel disease - A questionable therapy

Nelson ND, Glaser L, Tondon R., Digestive and Liver Disease, 2018

Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes with Fosfomycin for E. coli and non-E. coli Enterobacteriaceae Urinary Tract Infections

Tiffany Lee, PharmD, Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, Kevin Alby, PhD, ID Week, 2018

Pap vs. NAAT: Comparing Methods for Detecting Trichomonas Vaginalis as a Quality Improvement Metric

Savannah Aepli BS, Laurel Glaser MD, PhD, Cindy M. McGrath MD, Roseann I. Wu MD, MPH, American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting, 2018

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

Rea B, Maisel JR, Glaser L, Alby K., American Journal of Clinical Pathology 151(1): 63-67, 2018, PMID:30169764

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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 26(4): 237-239, 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

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

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(): 71-73, 2017, PMID:28376415

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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