Laurel J. Glaser, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 
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
Certificate Program in Healthcare Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Perelman School of Medicine, 2020

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
Chairman's Award for Distinguished Citizenship and Extraordinary Service to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine, 2021
Penn Cares Commitment to Excellence Award, 2022

Memberships and Professional Organizations

College of American Pathologists, 2009 - Present
American Society for Microbiology, 2013 - Present
American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2015 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Retrospective Review of GenExpert MTB/RIF Assay Utilization to Diagnose Tuberculosis at a Tertiary Care Medical

Dumm R, McAulay K, Glaser L, and Rodino KG, Microbe, 2022

Colonization with extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacterales (ESCrE) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) in healthcare and community settings in Botswana: an antibiotic resistance in communities and hospitals (ARCH) study

Mannathoko N, Mosepele M, Gross R, Smith RM, Alby K, Glaser L, Richard-Greenblatt M, Dumm R, Sharma A, Jaskowiak-Barr A, Cressman L, Sewawa K, Cowden L, Reesey E, Otukile D, Paganotti GM, Mokomane M, Lautenbach E, Int J Infect Dis 122(313): , 2022

Photo Quiz: A 52-Year-Old Liver Transplant Patient with Chronic Diarrhea

Richard-Greenblatt M, Wang R, Worrall A, Blumberg E, Liu P, Doyon J, Richterman A, Murphy K, Haye K, G Rodino K, Glaser L, J Clin Microbiol 60(3): , 2022

Saliva versus Upper Respiratory Swabs: Equivalent for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 University Screening while Saliva Positivity Is Prolonged After Symptom Onset in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Hospitalized Patients

El-Sharkawy F, Tang CN, Fitzgerald AS, Khatib LA, Graham-Wooten J, Glaser L, Collman RG, Van Deerlin VM, Herlihy SE, J Mol Diagn 24(7): , 2022

Implementation of the NG-Test CARBA 5 for Rapid Detection and Differentiation of the Five Predominant Carbapenemases

Comar, C, Cowden, L, Andreacchio K, Rodino KG, Glaser L, and Richard-Greenblatt M, Microbe, 2022

Retrospective Review of Rapid Molecular Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Rifampin Resistance

McAulay K, Rodino KG, and Glaser L, Microbe, 2022

Development and Evaluation of a Molecular Hepatitis A Virus Assay for Serum and Stool Specimens. Viruses

Kozak RA, Rutherford C, Richard-Greenblatt M, Chau NYE, Cabrera A, Biondi M, Borlang J, Day J, Osiowy C, Ramachandran S, Mayer N, Glaser L, Smieja M, Viruses 15(14): 159, 2022

Evaluation and Verification of the Sensititre MDRGN2F Panel

Cowden L, Andreacchio K, Rodino KG, Glaser L, Microbe, 2022

The Brief Case: A Variant on a Classic-Abiotrophia defectiva Endocarditis with Discitis

Dumm RE, Wing A, Richterman A, Jacob J, Glaser LJ, Rodino KG, J Clin Microbiol 59(10): , 2021

Anemia in a Young Guinean Male

Wilcox NS, Tapé C, Cordisco AJ, Than MT, Zuroff L, Dobkin J, Massa RC, Lytle AG, Bagg A, Min H, Glaser LJ, Kosseim LM, Clin Case Rep 6(9): , 2021