Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory | VA Connecticut Clinical Laboratories

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


I'm Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Laboratories for the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. My a 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, hematology, 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, HIV testing, and evidence-based medicine. I direct the Medical Microbiology second-year medical school course, and compose and perform original songs on a wide variety of topics, many related to infectious diseases and laboratory medicine.

Education & Training

MD Baylor College of Medicine (1988)
PhD Baylor College of Medicine, Cell Biology (1987)
PhD Baylor College of Medicine (1987)
Resident Yale School of Medicine
Fellow Yale School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Clinical Pathology (1992)
Board Certification AB of Pathology, Medical Microbiology (1995)

Honors & Recognition

  • VA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Special Contribution Award (2004)

  • Bohmfalk Award for Basic Science TeachingYale School of Medicine (2003)

Professional Service

  • Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (2009) Implementation of Routine HIV Screening at Hospital Admission

  • Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (2009 - Present) Area Committee on Point of Care Testing

  • Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (2007 - Present) Subcommittee on Non-Intsrumented Point of Care Testing

  • College of American Pathologists (2007 - Present) Microbiology Resource Committee

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005) Draft HIV Screening Recommendations for Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health Care Settings

  • College of American Pathologists (2002 - 2007) Point of Care Testing Resource Committee,

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Contact Info

Sheldon Campbell, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Laboratory MedicineYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste CB 407

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Laboratory MedicinePO Box 208035
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8035

Curriculum Vitae

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