Stephen Brecher, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

PhD, Northeastern University
MS, Northeastern University
BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Stephen Brecher, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and the Director of the Microbiology Laboratories of the Boston VA Healthcare System. Dr. Brecher gives numerous speeches about microbiology, specifically C. difficile Infections and antibiotic resistance, and has been honored as an American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Foundation Speaker. As a lecturer, he teaches second year medical and dental students in the Biology of Disease course.

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  1. Garfinkel AC, Vaidya A, Strymish J, Brecher SM, Saukkonen J. From the Heart. N Engl J Med. 2023 Aug 24; 389(8):e14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37611125
  2. Brecher SM, Tickler IA, Tenover FC. Phenotypic and genotypic discrepancies for carbapenemase-producing Citrobacter freundii in multiple isolates from a single patient. Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2023 Apr 13; 22(1):24. PMID: 37055768; PMCID: PMC10103531; DOI: 10.1186/s12941-023-00579-x;
  3. Doern CD, Miller MB, Alby K, Bachman MA, Brecher SM, Casiano-Colon A, Couturier MR, Johnson JK, Kirby JE, McElvania E, Newton DW, Nolte FS, Pancholi P, McNult P, Dharmarha V, Dunbar S. Proceedings of the Clinical Microbiology Open 2018 and 2019 - a Discussion about Emerging Trends, Challenges, and the Future of Clinical Microbiology. J Clin Microbiol. 2022 Jul 20; 60(7):e0009222. PMID: 35638361; PMCID: PMC9297828; DOI: 10.1128/jcm.00092-22;
  4. Brecher SM, Dryjowicz-Burek J, Yu H, Campbell S, Ratcliffe N, Gupta K. Patients with Common Cold Coronaviruses Tested Negative for IgG Antibody to SARS-CoV-2. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Jul 23; 58(8).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32461288; PMCID: PMC7383548; DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01029-20;
  5. Brecher SM. EUCAST and CLSI Point-Counterpoint on Susceptibility Breakpoints: Do Two "I Agree"s Miss the Point? J Clin Microbiol. 2019 12 23; 58(1). PMID: 31871058; PMCID: PMC6935930; DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01444-19;
  6. Sartelli M, Di Bella S, McFarland LV, Khanna S, Furuya-Kanamori L, Abuzeid N, Abu-Zidan FM, Ansaloni L, Augustin G, Bala M, Ben-Ishay O, Biffl WL, Brecher SM, Camacho-Ortiz A, Caínzos MA, Chan S, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Clanton J, Coccolini F, Cocuz ME, Coimbra R, Cortese F, Cui Y, Czepiel J, Demetrashvili Z, Di Carlo I, Di Saverio S, Dumitru IM, Eckmann C, Eiland EH, Forrester JD, Fraga GP, Frossard JL, Fry DE, Galeiras R, Ghnnam W, Gomes CA, Griffiths EA, Guirao X, Ahmed MH, Herzog T, Kim JI, Iqbal T, Isik A, Itani KMF, Labricciosa FM, Lee YY, Juang P, Karamarkovic A, Kim PK, Kluger Y, Leppaniemi A, Lohsiriwat V, Machain GM, Marwah S, Mazuski JE, Metan G, Moore EE, Moore FA, Ordoñez CA, Pagani L, Petrosillo N, Portela F, Rasa K, Rems M, Sakakushev BE, Segovia-Lohse H, Sganga G, Shelat VG, Spigaglia P, Tattevin P, Tranà C, Urbánek L, Ulrych J, Viale P, Baiocchi GL, Catena F. 2019 update of the WSES guidelines for management of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in surgical patients. World J Emerg Surg. 2019; 14:8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30858872; PMCID: PMC6394026; DOI: 10.1186/s13017-019-0228-3;
  7. Linsenmeyer K, O'Brien W, Brecher SM, Strymish J, Rochman A, Itani K, Gupta K. Clostridium difficile Screening for Colonization During an Outbreak Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 11 28; 67(12):1912-1914.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29846539
  8. Oh DJ, Brecher S, Ruopp M. Clostridium perfringens empyema in a patient with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2018 Apr-Jun; 8(2):104-106.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29963414; PMCID: PMC6018254; DOI: 10.4103/IJCIIS.IJCIIS_51_17;
  9. Brecher SM. Waltzing around Sacred Cows on the Way to the Future. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 03; 56(3). PMID: 29237786; PMCID: PMC5824060; DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01779-17;
  10. Sartelli M, Weber DG, Ruppé E, Bassetti M, Wright BJ, Ansaloni L, Catena F, Coccolini F, Abu-Zidan FM, Coimbra R, Moore EE, Moore FA, Maier RV, De Waele JJ, Kirkpatrick AW, Griffiths EA, Eckmann C, Brink AJ, Mazuski JE, May AK, Sawyer RG, Mertz D, Montravers P, Kumar A, Roberts JA, Vincent JL, Watkins RR, Lowman W, Spellberg B, Abbott IJ, Adesunkanmi AK, Al-Dahir S, Al-Hasan MN, Agresta F, Althani AA, Ansari S, Ansumana R, Augustin G, Bala M, Balogh ZJ, Baraket O, Bhangu A, Beltrán MA, Bernhard M, Biffl WL, Boermeester MA, Brecher SM, Cherry-Bukowiec JR, Buyne OR, Cainzos MA, Cairns KA, Camacho-Ortiz A, Chandy SJ, Che Jusoh A, Chichom-Mefire A, Colijn C, Corcione F, Cui Y, Curcio D, Delibegovic S, Demetrashvili Z, De Simone B, Dhingra S, Diaz JJ, Di Carlo I, Dillip A, Di Saverio S, Doyle MP, Dorj G, Dogjani A, Dupont H, Eachempati SR, Enani MA, Egiev VN, Elmangory MM, Ferrada P, Fitchett JR, Fraga GP, Guessennd N, Giamarellou H, Ghnnam W, Gkiokas G, Goldberg SR, Gomes CA, Gomi H, Guzmán-Blanco M, Haque M, Hansen S, Hecker A, Heizmann WR, Herzog T, Hodonou AM, Hong SK, Kafka-Ritsch R, Kaplan LJ, Kapoor G, Karamarkovic A, Kees MG, Kenig J, Kiguba R, Kim PK, Kluger Y, Khokha V, Koike K, Kok KY, Kong V, Knox MC, Inaba K, Isik A, Iskandar K, Ivatury RR, Labbate M, Labricciosa FM, Laterre PF, Latifi R, Lee JG, Lee YR, Leone M, Leppaniemi A, Li Y, Liang SY, Loho T, Maegele M, Malama S, Marei HE, Martin-Loeches I, Marwah S, Massele A, McFarlane M, Melo RB, Negoi I, Nicolau DP, Nord CE, Ofori-Asenso R, Omari AH, Ordonez CA, Ouadii M, Pereira Júnior GA, Piazza D, Pupelis G, Rawson TM, Rems M, Rizoli S, Rocha C, Sakakushev B, Sanchez-Garcia M, Sato N, Segovia Lohse HA, Sganga G, Siribumrungwong B, Shelat VG, Soreide K, Soto R, Talving P, Tilsed JV, Timsit JF, Trueba G, Trung NT, Ulrych J, van Goor H, Vereczkei A, Vohra RS, Wani I, Uhl W, Xiao Y, Yuan KC, Zachariah SK, Zahar JR, Zakrison TL, Corcione A, Melotti RM, Viscoli C, Viale P. Erratum to: Antimicrobials: a global alliance for optimizing their rational use in intra-abdominal infections (AGORA). World J Emerg Surg. 2017; 12:35. PMID: 28785301; PMCID: PMC5541698; DOI: 10.1186/s13017-017-0147-0;
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