Patrick J. Brennan, MD is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He is also a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brennan leads implementation of Penn’s Blueprint for Quality, a strategic effort to improve clinical accountability and the outcomes of care. He chairs the Penn Medicine Internal COVID Advisory Committee and serves as a medical advisor to the Recovery Planning Group of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Brennan is executive sponsor of Project Quaker, which planned the university testing for the Spring 2021 semester, and chairs the Testing Policy subgroup of Project Quaker. In April 2021, Dr. Brennan was appointed to the inaugural Board of Health for the Delaware County Health Department.
Dr. Brennan is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dr. Brennan has chaired the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), which advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on a broad range of issues related to control of infectious diseases. He earned his medical degree at Temple University.