Professor of Medicine


Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD received a PhD (Biochemistry) and MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA.  After completing fellowship training she joined the faculty at the MGH as an assistant director of microbiology with responsibilities for the clinical virology and molecular diagnostics sections of the laboratory.  In 1999 she joined the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine, initially as the Medical Director of the Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories and later became the Director of Emory Medical Laboratories, and Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  Dr. Caliendo is currently Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Medicine and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Caliendo was the Co-Chairholder of the CLSI Subcommittee on Quantitative Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases and served as a member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Genotyping for Infectious Diseases, and an Advisor on the Subcommittee on Antiviral Susceptibility Testing.  In 2004, she served as the President of the Association of Molecular Pathology and then as a member of the Professional Relations Committee.  She is currently Past-President of the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology and served as a Council Member from 2002 through 2006.  She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of American, was a member of the CAP Microbiology Resource Committee from 2006-2011, and is currently Chair of the Microbiology Medical Devices Panel for the FDA.

Dr. Caliendo is an Editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Virology and was an Editor of Clinical Microbiology Reviews (2007-2012) and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (2001-2010).  She is Chair of the Diagnostics Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She is a Virology Section Editor for the 9th, 10th and 11th Editions of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology and has published over 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts covering various topics in clinical and diagnostic virology and microbiology.    

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