Warren Alpert Foundation 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 the Warren Alpert Foundation Professor of Medicine and Executive Vice Chair of Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and President of Brown Physicians, Inc. 

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 as an Advisor on the Subcommittee on Antiviral Susceptibility Testing. She has served as the President of the Association of Molecular Pathology, a member of their Professional Relations Committee, as President of the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology and as a Council Member.

Dr. Caliendo is an Editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Microbiology. Previously she served as Secretary for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She chaired the Microbiology Medical Devices Panel for the FDA and the Diagnostics Task Force for the Infectious Disease Society of America and served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and the IDSA COVID-19 Diagnostic Guidelines Committee. She was a Virology Section Editor for the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Editions of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Dr. Caliendo has published over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts covering various topics in clinical and diagnostic virology and microbiology and was a recent recipient of the Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award from the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology and the BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology.    

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