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Paul Edelstein, M.D.

Dr. Edelstein is the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. His current areas of interest include Legionnaires' disease, molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infections, pneumonia, and antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Selected publications:

McGettigan SE, Hu B, Andreaecchio K, Nachamkin I, Edelstein PH. Prevalence of CTX-M -lactamases in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. J Clin Microbiol 2009;47:2970-2974.

Kasahara K, Baltus AJ, Lee SH, Edelstein MA, Edelstein PH. Prevalence of Group B streptococcus in Philadelphia and the specificity of penicillin resistance screening methods. J Clin Microbiol 2010;48:1648-9.

Metlay JP, Lautenbach E, Li Y, Shults J, Edelstein PH. Exposure to children as a risk factor for bacteremic pneumococcal disease: changes in the post-conjugate vaccine era. Arch Intern Med 2010;170:725-31.

Edelstein PH, Edelstein MAC. Comparison of the plating efficiencies and shelf lives of three different commercial buffered charcoal yeast extract media supplemented with a-ketoglutaric acid. J Clin Microbiol 2010;48:1882-3.

Adams KN, Takai K, Connolly LE, Wiedenhoft H, Winglee K, Humbert O, Edelstein PH, Cosma CL, Ramakrishnan L. Drug tolerance in replicating mycobacteria mediated by a macrophage-induced efflux mechanism. Cell 2011;145:1-15.

Paul H. Edelstein, M.D.
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
4 Gates
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
(215) 662-6651

Medical School: UCLA Medical School
ID Training: Wadsworth VA Medical Center
Academic Rank: Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine