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Brendan J. Kelly, MD

Brendan J. Kelly, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Kelly is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bacterial Infections
  • C. Difficile (Clostridium Difficile Diarrhea)
  • Diarrhea
  • Epidemiology
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections
  • Infections
  • Mycobacterial Infections

Description of Clinical Expertise

respiratory tract infection; Clostridium difficile infection; HIV

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Columbia University
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Microbiology (ASM), National Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), National Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kelly is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

microbial ecology; next-generation sequencing; respiratory tract microbiome; ventilator-associated infection; Clostridium difficile infection

Selected Publications:

Fuller RV, Fitzpatrick R, Lautenbach E, Pegues DA, Kelly BJ: Increasing Frequency of Subglottic Suctioning During Mechanical Ventilation Anticipates Adverse Ventilator-Associated Events ASM Microbe 2017 : 2017.

Kelly BJ, Lewis JD, Wu GD, Bushman FD: Longitudinal Metagenomic Analysis of Stool Bacterial Community Composition Detects Incident Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases Associated with Antibiotic Treatment ASM Microbe 2017 : 2017.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program: Combined Biomarkers Discriminate Mortality Risk Among Critically Ill Patients with Suspected Sepsis ID Week 2016 : 2016.

Kelly BJ, Lautenbach E, Nachamkin I, Coffin SE, Gerber JS, Fuchs BD, Garrigan C, Han X, Bilker WB, Wise J, Tolomeo P, Han JH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Epicenters Program: Combined biomarkers discriminate a low likelihood of bacterial infection among surgical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 85 (1): 109-15,2016.

Kelly BJ, Imai I, Bittinger K, Laughlin A, Fuchs BD, Bushman FD, Collman RG: Composition and dynamics of the respiratory tract microbiome in intubated patients Microbiome 4 : 7,2016.

Kelly BJ, Gross R, Bittinger K, Sherrill-Mix S, Lewis JD, Collman RG, Bushman FD, Li H: Power and sample-size estimation for microbiome studies using pairwise distances and PERMANOVA Bioinformatics 31 (15): 2461-8,2015.

Brady T, Kelly BJ, Male F, Roth S, Bailey A, Malani N, Gijsbers R, O'Doherty U, Bushman FD: Quantitation of HIV DNA integration: effects of differential integration site distributions on Alu-PCR assays J Virol Methods 189 (1): 53-7,2013.

Khiabanian H, Holmes AB, Kelly BJ, Gururaj M, Hripcsak G, Rabadan R: Signs of the 2009 influenza pandemic in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital electronic health records PLoS One 5 (9): pii: e12658,2010.

Yu M, Kumar TRS, Nkrumah LJ, Coppi A, Retzlaff S, Li Celeste D, Kelly BJ, Moura PA, Lakshmanan V, Freundlich JS, Valderramos J-C, Vilcheze C, Siedner M, Tsai JH-C, Falkard B, Sidhu ABS, Purcell LA, Gratraud P, Kremer L, Waters AP, Schiehser G, Jacobus DP, Janse CJ, Ager A, Jacobs WR, Sacchettini JC, Heussler V, Sinnis P, Fidock DA: The fatty acid biosynthesis enzyme FabI plays a key role in the development of liver-stage malarial parasites Cell Host & Microbe 4 (6): 567-78,2008.

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Academic Contact Info

502 Johnson Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)