Kenneth Patrick Smith, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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, 5NW91
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

Kim C, Kassu M, Smith KP, Kirby JE, Manetsch R: Pyrazole-Thiazole Core-Containing Analogs Exhibit Adjunctive Activity with Meropenem against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). ChemMedChem Accepted, May 2021.

Kenneth P. Smith : A Brief History of Tuberculosis Diagnostics. American Society for Microbiology Bugs and Drugs Blog March 2021.

Arnaout R, Lee RA, Lee GR, Callahan C, Cheng A, Yen CF, Smith KP, Arora R, Kirby JE: The Limit of Detection Matters: The Case for Benchmarking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing. Clinical Infectious Diseases February 2021.

Smith KP, Cheng A, Chopelas A, DuBois-Coyne S, Mezghani I, Rodriguez S, Talay M, Kirby JE: Large-Scale, In-House Production of Viral Transport Media To Support SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing in a Multihospital Health Care Network during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 58(8): e00913-20, July 2020.

Callahan CJ, Lee R, Zulauf KE, Tamburello L, Smith KP, Previtera J, Cheng A, Green A, Abdul Azim A, Yano A, Doraiswami N, Kirby JE, Arnaout RA.: Open Development and Clinical Validation of Multiple 3D-Printed Nasopharyngeal Collection Swabs: Rapid Resolution of a Critical COVID-19 Testing Bottleneck Journal of Clinical Microbiology 58(8): e00876-20, July 2020.

Kirby J.E., Brennan-Krohn T., Smith K.P.: Bringing Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for New Drugs into the Clinical Laboratory: Removing Obstacles in our Fight Against Multidrug-resistant Pathogens. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 57(12): e01270-19, Nov 2019.

Smith K.P.: The Origin of MacConkey Agar. American Society for Microbiology Bugs and Drugs Blog Sep 2019.

Smith K.P., Dowgiallo M.G., Chiaraviglio L., Parvatkar P.A., Kim C., Manetsch R., Kirby J.E. : Whole-Cell Screen for Adjunctibe and Direct Antimicrobials Active Against Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. SLAS Discovery 24(8): 842-853, Sep 2019.

Smith K.P., Kirby J.E.: Rapid Susceptibility Testing Methods. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine 39(3): 333-344, Sep 2019.

Riedel S., Vijayakumar D., Berg G., Kang A., Smith K.P., Kirby J.E.: Evaluation of Apramycin Against Spectinomycin-resistant and -susceptible Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 74(5): d1311-1316, May 2019.

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