Thomas J. Kirn, M.D., Ph.D.

Undergraduate Education
  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Galloway, NJ - B.S. - Chemistry
Graduate Education
  • Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH - Ph.D. - Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dartmouth Medical School - Hanover, NH - M.D. 
Postgraduate Training
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA - Residency
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Clinical Pathology - Philadelphia, PA - Residency
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine - Philadelphia, PA - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Artis Lab, Department of Pathobiology
Hospital Affiliation
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital- New Brunswick, NJ
Areas of Interest
  • Evaluation of the impact of infectious disease diagnostics on clinical outcomes (especially as related to bloodstream infection)
  • Laboratory stewardship,
  • Point of care infectious disease diagnostics
  • molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance.
Current Reserch
  • Identification of S. aureus in positive blood cultures and elucidation of molecular mechanisms that contribute to C. difficile pathogenesis.
  • State of New Jersey

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A list of publications can be found here.