Bio: Joseph Campos is the Interim Chief of the Division of Laboratory Medicine, as well as Director of the Microbiology Laboratory, the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and the Section of Laboratory Informatics at Children’s National Medical Center. In these roles, he oversees the activities of all of the clinical laboratories, the laboratory diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in children, as well as the operation of the medical center’s laboratory information system.
Campos is a tenured professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, and Microbiology/Immunology/Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center where he participates in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows. He received his Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of California, Berkeley. He studied as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical microbiology at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Medical Microbiology and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He was the recipient of the American Academy of Microbiology bioMerieux-Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology and the American Academy of Microbiology Trek Diagnostics ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award. He was elected the first Dean of the American College of Microbiology and served in that role for six years. He was appointed to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) for four years and was Chair of the Laboratory Practices Committee of the American Society for Microbiology for four years. He currently is serving his seventh year in the elected position of Secretary of the American Society for Microbiology. He has authored more than 130 scientific papers and book chapters and delivered more than 500 invited lectures around the world.