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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

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)
  • 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: 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:

Sedrak MS, Myers JS, Small DS, Nachamkin I, Ziemba JB, Murray D, Kurtzman GW, Zhu J, Wang W, Mincarelli D, Danoski D, Wells BP, Berns JS, Brennan PJ, Hanson CW, Dine CJ, Patel MS: Effect of a Price Transparency Intervention in the Electronic Health Record on Clinician Ordering of Inpatient Laboratory Tests: The PRICE Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Intern Med 177 (7): 939-945,2017.

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 Hosp Med : 185-92,2016.

Umscheid CA, Brennan PJ: Incentivizinig "Structures" Over "Outcomes" To Bridge the Knowing-Doing Gap JAMA Intern Med 175 (3): 354-5,2015.

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

Brennan PJ: Governors, do no harm The Philadelphia Inquirer : 2014.

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 Am J Med Quality 28 (1 Suppl): 3S-28S,2013.

Barbieri J, Fuchs B, Cutilli C, Umscheid CA Koshy S, Sullivan P, Brennan PJ, Kelz RR: The mortality review committee: a novel and scalable approach to reducing inpatient mortality Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 39 (9): 387-395,2013.

MacCannell T, Umscheid CA, Agarwal RK, Lee I, Kuntz G, Stevenson KB and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee HICPAC: Guideline for the prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in healthcare settings Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32 (10): 939-69,2011.

O'Grady NP, Alexander M, Burns LA, Dellinger EP, Garland J, Heard SO, Lipsett PA, Masur H, Mermel LA, Pearson ML, Raad II, Randolph AG, Rupp ME, Saint S, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC): Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections Clin Infect Dis 52 (9): e162-93,2011.

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 Infect Control Hosp Epidemol 32 (2): 101-14,2011.

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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