Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Kenneth (K.P.) Smith is a postdoctoral fellow in James Kirby’s laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research interest is in development of drugs and diagnostics for multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria.

Latest from Kenneth (K.P.) Smith

Opening the Black Box of Phenotypic Carbapenemase Detection

  • May 6, 2019
When faced with a carbapenem-resistant organism, how do you address: “Does it have a carbapenemase?” and “If it does have a carbapenemase, which one?”

Who Are the HACEK Organisms?

  • Feb. 11, 2019
“HACEK” is a familiar clinical microbiology acronym, but who are organisms in this group? We review the most commonly isolated individual members.

Predictive Value of Blood Culture Time to Positivity

  • Nov. 16, 2018
Detection of bloodstream infection is one of the most important functions of the clinical microbiology laboratory.