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  • Main Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia 20010
    1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, 1978
    Temple University School of Medicine
  • PhD, 1976
    University of California Berkeley
  • MA, 1970
    University of California Berkeley
  • AB, 1968
    University of California Berkeley

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Medical Microbiology


Joseph M. Campos, Ph.D., DAPMM, FAAM, is the Interim Chief of the Division of Laboratory Medicine and is director of Laboratory Informatics and Molecular Diagnostics in the Division of Laboratory Medicine at Children's National Health System.

Dr. Campos has published nearly 100 papers and more than 60 abstracts and authored more than 35 book chapters. Since 1980, he has given more than 400 lectures nationwide on microbiology, virology, infectious disease diagnosis, and quality improvement.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Sunquest Information Systems
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology 

American Society of Clinical Pathology course

(2007) Dengue and Chikungunya Fevers - Not So Exotic Anymore.

Building microbial forensics as a response to bioterrorism

(2003) Science.

Clinical microbiology symposium sponsored by AB Biodisck

(2008) MRSA, GISA/hGISA, VRSA - Detection Methods, MIC Testing, and Treatment Options.

Diagnosis of infectious diseases with pointofcare assays

(2003) Journal of Clinical Ligand Assay.

Microbial Forensics

(2005) Quality Management in Forensics Laboratories.

Molecular and Descriptive Epidemiology of MultidrugResistant Enterobacteriaceae in Hospitalized Infants

(2008) Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines for pointofcare infectious disease testing

(2007) Point of Care.