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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., D(ABMM), FAAM, is the Director of the Microbiology Laboratory, the Infectious Diseases Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and the Section of Laboratory Informatics at Children's National Hospital.

Dr. Campos has published more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters during his career. He has delivered more than 550 invited lectures globally on microbiology, virology, infectious disease diagnostics, laboratory informatics 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

Research & Publications

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 Biodisk

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

Diagnosis of infectious diseases with point-of-care assays

(2003) Journal of Clinical Ligand Assay.

Microbial Forensics

(2005) Quality Management in Forensics Laboratories.

Molecular and Descriptive Epidemiology of Multi-drug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Hospitalized Infants

(2008) Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines for point-of-care infectious disease testing

(2007) Point of Care.