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Patrick J. Brennan, MD

Patrick J. Brennan, MD Physician

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Brennan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Patrick J. Brennan

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's May 2002 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Infectious Diseases

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1990
  • Internal Medicine, 1985

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Physicians / American Society of Internal Medicine, National American Society of Microbiology, National College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Local Infectious Diseases Society of America, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, National Pennsylvania Thoracic Society, National The Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Brennan 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:

Jayakumar KL, Lavenberg JA, Mitchell MD, Doshi JA, Leas B, Goldmann DR, Williams K, Brennan PJ, Umscheid CA: Evidence Synthesis Activities of a Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center and Impact on Hospital Decision Making J Hospital Med : 185-92,2016.

Patel N, Brennan PJ, Metlay J, Bellini L, Shannon R, Myers J: Building the Pipeline: The Creation of a Residency Training Pathway for Future Physician Leaders in Healthcare Quality Academic Medicine 90 (2): 185-90,2015.

White C, Groenewold JJ, Lofgren RP, Meurer SJ, Johnson S, Rogers M, Campbell C, Barbour H, Brazile D, Ondrasik J, Tesmer A, DeBehnke D, Kulkarni OP, van der Geest K, Hart K, Hubenette A, Mass S, Samuels B, Murray J, Carr L, Smith J, Sweeney B, Johnston ML, Angeles PD, Meaney N, Best A, Adams-Campbell H, Hepburn-Smith M, Swarthout MD, Efird L, Nesbit TW, Cawley PJ, Sachs BL, Rees CE, Berman B, Halperin J, Amalfitano C, Anghel S, Luka N, Maund C, Postighone R, Ruggiero C, Belisle C, Stashek C, Dellit TH: Re:imagine: a report on the UHC Annual Conference 2012 American journal of medical quality 28 (1 Suppl): 3S-28S,2013.

Barbieri J, Fuchs B, Cutilli C, Umscheid CA Koshy S, Sullivan P, Brennan PJ, Kelz R: The mortality review committee: a novel and scalable approach to reducing inpatient mortality Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 39 (9): 387-395,2013.

Umscheid C, Mitchell M, Doshi J, Agarwal R, Williams K, Brennan P: Estimating the Proportion of Healthcare-Associated Infections that are Reasonably Preventable and the Related Mortality and Costs Inf Contr Hosp Epidem 32 (2): 101-14,2011.

Umscheid CA, Williams K, Brennan PJ: Hospital-Based Comparative Effectiveness Centers: Translating Research into Practice to Improve the Quality, Safety and Value of Patient Care Journal of General Internal Medicine 25 (12): 1352-55,2010.

Mitchell M, Williams K, Brennan PJ, Umscheid CA: Integrating local data into hospital-based healthcare technology assessment: two cases studies International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 26 (3): 294-300,2010.

Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Brennan PJ, Healthcare Practices Advisory Committee: Updating the guideline development methodology of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Am J Infect Control 38 (4): 264-73,2010.

Singh N, Brennan P, Bell M: Primum Non Nocere Inf Contr Hosp Epidem 29 : 2008.

Atreja A, Gordon S, Pollock D, Olmstead R, Brennan P: HICPAC: Opportunities and Challenges in Utilizing Electronic Health Records for Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control Am J Infect Control 36 (3): 537-46,2008.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Suite 5A

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0668

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