Laurel J. Glaser, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Co-Director, HUP/CHOP Fellowship in Clinical Microbiology
Medical Director, Quality

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

A Practical Guide to the Role of Ancillary Techniques in the Diagnosis of Infectious Agents in Fine Needle Aspiration Samples

Glaser LJ, Montone KT, Acta Cytol, 2020

Role of Ancillary Techniques in Fluid Cytology

Yu GH, Glaser LJ, Gustafson KS, Acta Cytol 24(): 1-11, 2020

Dual β-Lactam Combinations Highly Active against Mycobacterium abscessus Complex In Vitro

Pandey R, Chen L, Manca C, Jenkins S, Glaser L, Vinnard C, Stone G, Lee J, Mathema B, Nuermberger EL, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN, MBio 12(10): e02895-18, 2019

Draining dorsal hand pustules, nodules, and ulcers in a patient with immunosuppression

Stephens MR, Aderibigbe O, Steele KT, Elder DE, Glaser L, Jacob J, Rosenbach M, JAAD Case Report 5(10): 846, 2019

An Unusual Case of Testicular Swelling in a Patient With HIV

Abernethy, J, Innis,SA Glaser, L MD, Short WR, Contagion 4(): 32, 2019

Evaluation of the DiaSorin Molecular Simplexa VZV Direct Assay for Direct Detection of Varicella Zoster Virus in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Adult and Pediatric Populations

Uprety P, Gaston E, Belman J, Alby K, Glaser, L, Microbe, 2019

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

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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