Ellen F Foxman, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in and Instructor in Laboratory Medicine


Ellen F. Foxman is medical researcher and a physician with training in Clinical Pathology, a medical subspecialty devoted to using diagnostic testing to improve patient care. Within Clinical Pathology, Dr. Foxman's are of interest is diagnostic testing for microorganisms that affect human health, such as bacteria and viruses. This field has been revolutionized by new technologies which enable much better detection of microorganisms than was previously possible, raising questions about how microorganisms contribute to human disease (or health), and what factors in addition to the presence of a microorganism determine whether symptomatic disease develops following an infection.

Background. Dr. Foxman received her M.D. and Ph.D. training at Stanford University, and her residency training in Clinical Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Her postdoctoral research on host-virus interactions has been conducted with the mentorship of Akiko Iwasaki in the Department of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Foxman is currently continuing these studies as an Instructor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale.

Education & Training

MD Stanford University School of Medicine (2001)
PhD Stanford University School of Medicine (1999)
BS Yale University (1993)
Resident in Clinical Pathology Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Honors & Recognition

  • 2011 Invited lecturer, 9th International Student SeminarKyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

  • 2013 Invited Young Investigator oral presentation, ASM General MeetingAmerican Society for Microbiology

  • 2013 Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award with Distinction Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

  • 2010 Recipient of Research Supplement to Promote Reentry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers National Institutes of Health

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