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.

Opening the Black Box of MALDI-TOF MS

  • July 16, 2018
MALDI-TOF MS is an increasingly popular method for identifying bacteria and yeasts in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Fusarium: a Pathogen of the Modern Era

  • April 2, 2018
Diagnosing, treating and preventing infections caused by Fusarium.