Kenneth Patrick Smith, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Director, Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
5th Floor, Main Building, Room 5132
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Biology)
Westfield State University, 2007.
MS (Biology)
Eastern New Mexico University, 2010.
PhD (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)
University of Vermont, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Regan M, Spiegel D, Smith KP, and Baldwin K: Low Prevalence of Anaerobic Bacteria in Pediatric Septic Arthritis Makes Obtaining Anaerobic Cultures of Questionable Value. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2024 Annual Meeting May 2024.

Proaño A, Chan J, Galchen GC, Ahsan MU, Gilman RH, Smith KP, Wang K, Flannery DD, CMV Working Group in the Americas: Neonatal cytomegalovirus characterization using nanopore sequencing: a novel approach. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research March 2024.

Dowling J., Werz D., Smith K.P., Harris R.M., Smathers S., Harrison-Long C., Sammons J., and Hayes E.: Persistent Increased Invasive Pediatric Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Streptococcus) Infections with Correlated Increase in Superficial Infection and Pharyngitis. ID Week, Boston MA 2023 October 2023.

Smith K.P. and Harris R.M.: Listeria and Erysipelothrix. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. McAdam A., Nagy E., Carroll K.C., Pfaller M.A. (eds.). Sept 2023.

Smith, K.P.: Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Microbiology. Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Practice. Krittanawong, C. (eds.). Elsevier, Page: 47-50, Sept 2023.

Morgan CE, Kang Y-S, Green AB, Smith KP, Dowgiallo MG, Miller BC, Chiaraviglio L, Truelson KA, Zulauf KE, Rodriguez S, Kang AD, Manetsch R, Yu EW, and Kirby JE : Streptothricin F is a bactericidal antibiotic effective against highly drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria that interacts with the 30S subunit of the 70S ribosome. PLoS Biology 21: e3002091, May 2023.

Kitt E, Yoon H, Comar CE, Smith KP, Harris RM, Esona MD, Gautam R, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Hopkins A, Jaimes J, and Handy LK: Genotypic Investigation of a Rotavirus Cluster at a Quaternary Pediatric Hospital. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology Jan 2023.

Yoon H, Kitt E, Smith KP, Comar C, Harris RM, Hopkins A, Jaimes J, Rustempasic SM, Gautam R, Esona MD, Handy L: Genotypic Investigation of a Rotavirus Cluster at a Pediatric Hospital in 2022. ID Week, Washington DC 2022 Oct 2022.

Rodino K.G., Smith K.P., Pettengill M.A.: Novel assays for molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 42: 299-307, Jun 2022.

Dowgiallo M., Miller B., Kassu M., Smith K.P., Fetigan A., Guo J., Kirby J.E., and Manetsch R.: The convergent total synthesis and antibacterial profile of the natural product streptothricin F. Chemical Science 13: 3447-3453 Feb 2022.

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