MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Stanford University School of Medicine , 2011 , Stanford , CA

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2014 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2017 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

As an Infectious Diseases clinician at Boston Children's Hospital, I have the opportunity to care for children with a wide range of infections, including Lyme disease, viral infections such as CMV, and infections of the bones and joints. The broad spectrum of illnesses that Infectious Diseases doctors treat means that there is always more to learn, and I am grateful for the expertise of the collaborative team of doctors in our division. I particularly enjoy helping children and their families understand their diagnoses and treatment plans.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Thea Brennan-Krohn earned her BA in Classics from Brown University and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, then completed a Pediatrics residency and Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She also completed a medical microbiology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Brennan-Krohn joined the division of Infectious Diseases as faculty in 2017.

Dr. Brennan-Krohn has research and clinical interests in antibiotic resistance and in diagnostic microbiology. She performs research in the laboratory of Dr. James Kirby at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she investigates the activity of antibiotic combinations against multidrug-resistant bacteria and yeast.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Brennan-Krohn T, Pironti A, Kirby JE. Synergistic Activity of Colistin-Containing Combinations against Colistin-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Oct; 62(10). View abstract
  2. Truelson KA, Brennan-Krohn T, Smith KP, Kirby JE. Evaluation of apramycin activity against methicillin-resistant, methicillin-sensitive, and vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 Oct; 92(2):168-171. View abstract
  3. Brennan-Krohn T, Ozonoff A, Sandora TJ. Adherence to guidelines for testing and treatment of children with pharyngitis: a retrospective study. BMC Pediatr. 2018 02 09; 18(1):43. View abstract
  4. Brennan-Krohn T, Truelson KA, Smith KP, Kirby JE. Screening for synergistic activity of antimicrobial combinations against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae using inkjet printer-based technology. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Oct 01; 72(10):2775-2781. View abstract
  5. Smith KP, Richmond DL, Brennan-Krohn T, Elliott HL, Kirby JE. Development of MAST: A Microscopy-Based Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Platform. SLAS Technol. 2017 12; 22(6):662-674. View abstract
  6. Brennan-Krohn T, Yoon E, Nishino M, Kirby JE, Riedel S. Arthroconidia in lung tissue: an unusual histopathological finding in pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. Hum Pathol. 2018 Jan; 71:55-59. View abstract
  7. Brennan-Krohn T, Smith KP, Kirby JE. The Poisoned Well: Enhancing the Predictive Value of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in the Era of Multidrug Resistance. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 08; 55(8):2304-2308. View abstract
  8. Smith KP, Brennan-Krohn T, Weir S, Kirby JE. Improved Accuracy of Cefepime Susceptibility Testing for Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae with an On-Demand Digital Dispensing Method. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 02; 55(2):470-478. View abstract
  9. Brennan-Krohn T, Pica N, Sandora TJ, McAdam A. The Brief Case: Safe To Go Back in the Water? Vibrio parahaemolyticus Wound Infection Associated with Brackish Water. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 06; 54(6):1414-1415. View abstract
  10. Brennan-Krohn T, Pica N, Sandora TJ, McAdam A. Closing the Brief Case: Safe To Go Back in the Water? Vibrio parahaemolyticus Wound Infection Associated with Brackish Water. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 06; 54(6):1672. View abstract
  11. Brennan-Krohn T, Salloway S, Correia S, Dong M, de la Monte SM. Glial vascular degeneration in CADASIL. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010; 21(4):1393-402. View abstract
  12. Grant JE, Correia S, Brennan-Krohn T, Malloy PF, Laidlaw DH, Schulz SC. Frontal white matter integrity in borderline personality disorder with self-injurious behavior. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007; 19(4):383-90. View abstract
  13. Grant JE, Correia S, Brennan-Krohn T. White matter integrity in kleptomania: a pilot study. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Oct 30; 147(2-3):233-7. View abstract