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Brent G Petty, M.D.

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  • Chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Professor of Medicine


General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Quality Improvement; Phase I Clinical Trials; Phase II and Phase III Clinical Trials; Antimicrobial Chemotherapy; Hospital-based Medical Practices; Internal Medicine with Ophthalmologic Clinical Trials more

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Dr. Brent Petty is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a secondary appointment in pharmacology and molecular sciences. Dr. Petty’s areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and general internal medicine. 

He received his M.D. from the University of Utah. 

Dr. Petty’s research interests include quality improvement, antimicrobial chemotherapy, hospital-based medical practices and internal medicine with ophthalmologic clinical trials.

At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Petty serves as chair of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee, the utilization review committee and the sunrise order set review committee. He is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine. more


  • Chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
  • Chair, Utilization Review Committee
  • Chair, Sunrise Order Set Review Committee
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD, The University of Utah (1974)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1977)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1977)

Research & Publications

Lab Website: Brent Petty Lab

Selected Publications

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Lindquist LA, Covinsky K, Langa KM, Petty BG, Williams BC, Kutner JS. Making general internal medicine research relevant to the older patient with multiple chronic comorbidities. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun;29(6):915-9. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2719-3. PMID: 24557510 [PubMed - in process]

Parkinson DR, Dracopoli N, Petty BG, Compton C, Cristofanilli M, Deisseroth A, Hayes DF, Kapke G, Kumar P, Lee JSh, Liu MC, McCormack R, Mikulski S, Nagahara L, Pantel K, Pearson-White S, Punnoose EA, Roadcap LT, Schade AE, Scher HI, Sigman CC, Kelloff GJ. Considerations in the development of circulating tumor cell technology for clinical use. J Transl Med. 2012 Jul 2;10:138. doi: 10.1186/1479-5876-10-138. Review. PMID: 22747748

Nyunt MM, Lu Y, El-Gasim M, Parsons TL, Petty BG, Hendrix CW. Effects of ritonavir-boosted lopinavir on the pharmacokinetics of quinine. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2012 May;91(5):889-95. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2011.326. PMID: 22472986

Kelloff GJ, Sullivan DC, Baker H, Clarke LP, Nordstrom R, Tatum JL, Dorfman GS, Jacobs P, Berg CD, Pomper MG, Birrer MJ, Tempero M, Higley HR, Petty BG, Sigman CC, Maley C, Sharma P, Wax A, Ginsberg GG, Dannenberg AJ, Hawk ET, Messing EM, Grossman HB, Harisinghani M, Bigio IJ, Griebel D, Henson DE, Fabian CJ, Ferrara K, Fantini S, Schnall MD, Zujewski JA, Hayes W, Klein EA, DeMarzo A, Ocak I, Ketterling JA, Tempany C, Shtern F, Parnes HL, Gomez J, Srivastava S, Szabo E, Lam S, Seibel EJ, Massion P, McLennan G, Cleary K, Suh R, Burt RW, Pfeiffer RM, Hoffman JM, Roy HK, Wang T, Limburg PJ, El-Deiry WS, Papadimitrakopoulou V, Hittelman WN, MacAulay C, Veltri RW, Solomon D, Jeronimo J, Richards-Kortum R, Johnson KA, Viner JL, Stratton SP, Rajadhyaksha M, Dhawan A; Workshop Program Committee. Workshop on imaging science development for cancer prevention and preemption. Cancer Biomark. 2007;3(1):1-33. PMID: 17655039

Polydefkis M, Sirdofsky M, Hauer P, Petty BG, Murinson B, McArthur JC. Factors influencing nerve regeneration in a trial of timcodar dimesylate. Neurology. 2006 Jan 24;66(2):259-61. PMID: 16434669

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Johns Hopkins Division of Clinical Pharmacology Drug Development Unit
Phone: 410-955-3100

Activities & Honors


  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Professors Teaching Award


  • Society of General Internal Medicine

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