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Laurel J/ Glaser, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Glaser is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 2013

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society for Clinical Pathology, National American Society for Microbiology, National College of American Pathologists, National National Patient Safety Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Glaser is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Uprety P, Gaston E, Belman J, Alby K, Glaser, L: Evaluation of the DiaSorin Molecular Simplexa VZV Direct Assay for Direct Detection of Varicella Zoster Virus in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Adult and Pediatric Populations Microbe : 2019.

Abernethy, J, Innis, SA Glaser, L MD, Short WR: An Unusual Case of Testicular Swelling in a Patient With HIV Contagion 4 : 32,2019.

Yu GH, Glaser LJ, Gustafson KS: Role of Ancillary Techniques in Fluid Cytology Acta Cytol 24 : 1-11,2019.

Glaser LJ, Montone KT: A Practical Guide to the Role of Ancillary Techniques in the Diagnosis of Infectious Agents in Fine Needle Aspiration Samples Acta Cytol : 1-11,2019.

Laurel Glaser, Peggy Bulley, Kara Eller, Karen Hendricks, Irving Nachamkin: Blood Culture Practice Improvement: Improving the Volume of Blood Obtained for Routine Blood Cultures Diagnostic Error in Medicine 11th Annual International Conference : 2018.

Nelson ND, Glaser L, Tondon R.: Bugs in inflammatory bowel disease - A questionable therapy Digestive and Liver Disease : 2018.

Tiffany Lee, PharmD, Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD, Kevin Alby, PhD: Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes with Fosfomycin for E. coli and non-E. coli Enterobacteriaceae Urinary Tract Infections ID Week : 2018.

Savannah Aepli BS, Laurel Glaser MD, PhD, Cindy M. McGrath MD, Roseann I. Wu MD, MPH: Pap vs. NAAT: Comparing Methods for Detecting Trichomonas Vaginalis as a Quality Improvement Metric American Society of Cytopathology Annual Meeting : 2018.

Rea B, Maisel JR, Glaser L, Alby K.: Identification of Clinically Relevant Mycobacterial Species After Extended Incubation Times in the BACTEC MGIT System American Journal of Clinical Pathology 151 (1): 63-67,2018.

Stewart, L., Sinha, S., Madsen, P., Glaser, L. Chen, HI, and Culyba, MJ: Spinal Epidural Abscess Caused by Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella amnii Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 26 (4): 237-239,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
4 Gates Building

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3457
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)