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Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine; Director, Laboratories at VA CT Healthcare System

Contact Information

Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • Laboratory Medicine

    PO Box 208035, 333 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8035

    United States



I'm Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Laboratories for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. My bachelor’s degree is in Biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. I completed my M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston. I was a resident and post-doctoral fellow in Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. I'm board certified in Clinical Pathology and Medical Microbiology by the American Board of Pathology. I'm medical director of microbiology, chemistry, and point-of-care testing for VA Connecticut, and have a role in the chemistry, urinalysis, and microbiology specialty areas for the New England Veteran’s Integrated Service Network laboratories. My research interests include education of pathology residents and medical students, point-of-care testing, ethics in laboratory medicine, biosafety, and outcomes related to utilization of laboratory testing. As part of my educational portfolio I compose and perform original songs on a wide variety of topics, many related to infectious diseases and laboratory medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine (1992)
  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (1992)
  • MD
    Baylor College of Medicine (1988)
  • PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine, Cell Biology (1987)
  • PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine (1987)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
VA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Special Contribution Award2004
Bohmfalk Award for Basic Science TeachingYale School of Medicine2003

Professional Service

College of American PathologistsChecklist Committee2016 - 2021
American Society for MicrobiologyLab Practices Committee2015 - 2021
American Society for MicrobiologyChair-elect, Chair, Counselor, Division C (Clinical Microbiology)2012 - 2014
American Society for MicrobiologyProfessional Practices Committee2011 - 2013
Centers of Disease Control and PreventionImplementation of Routine HIV Screening at Hospital Admission2009
Clinical and Laboratory Standards InstituteArea Committee on Point of Care Testing2009 - 2018
Clinical Laboratory Standards InstituteSubcommittee on Non-Instrumented Point of Care Testing2007 - 2019
College of American PathologistsMicrobiology Resource Committee2007 - 2014
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDraft HIV Screening Recommendations for Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings2005
College of American PathologistsPoint of Care Testing Resource Committee,2002 - 2007

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