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Penelope Dennehy, MD

Position: Professor Emerita of Pediatrics
  • Medical School:  Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency:  Rhode Island Hospital
  • Fellowship:  Boston Children’s Hospital

Penelope Dennehy, MD is Professor Emerita of Pediatrics. A member of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases since 1982, she recently retired. She leaves a legacy of clinical & academic excellence: she founded and directed the diagnostic virology laboratory, was the Director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and the Fellowship Program Director. 

She authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, written book chapters, and presented many abstracts at national and international venues. Dr. Dennehy is a past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and a past secretary of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She served as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and was a founding editor of the AAP’s PREP:ID online self-assessment for infectious disease subspecialists.

In addition to her contributions to the scientific literature, Dr. Dennehy has received numerous accolades for her superior teaching skills, including five Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards from the Alpert Medical School and a Lifetime Teaching Award from the Department of Pediatrics in 2019. 

We wish Dr. Dennehy the best on her new adventure!!