1386. New Diagnostic Approaches
Session: Symposium: The Challenge of Respiratory Viruses in Transplantation
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 8:00 AM
Room: 205ABC


Angela Caliendo, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She serves as the Vice Chair Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Emory Medical Laboratories, and the Medical Director of the Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories at Emory University Hospital. She received a PhD (Biochemistry) and MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA. Dr. Caliendo is a Co-Chairholder of the CLSI Subcommittee on Quantitative Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases and served as a member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Genotyping for Infectious Diseases, and an Advisor on the Subcommittee on Antiviral Susceptibility Testing. In 2004, she served as the President of the Association of Molecular Pathology and currently is a member of the Professional Relations Committee. She is currently President-Elect of the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology and served as a Council Member from 2002 through 2006. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology and a Fellow in the Infectious Diseases Society of American, and a member of the CAP Microbiology Resource Committee. She has been co-director of the ACTG Quantitative CMV working group and the Quantitative HCV working group, which have evaluated the performance characteristics of CMV and HCV viral load assays. Dr. Caliendo is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Virology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, and The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a Virology Section Editor for the Manual of Clinical Microbiology (9th and 10th Ed), and the Infectious Diseases Section Editor for Molecular Pathology and Clinical Practice. Dr. Caliendo is the Co-Director of the Virology Core for the Emory Center for AIDS Research and has extensive experience performing and developing molecular diagnostic tests for the detection and quantitation of infectious diseases. She has developed molecular assays for the detection of a variety of pathogens including Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, HSV, Trichomonas vaginalis, the mecA gene (methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus), and EBV viral load. Dr. Caliendo has experience in the design and execution of multi-center clinical studies, she has Chaired working groups that have evaluated various CMV, HCV, and HBV viral load assays and her laboratory provides infrastructure and molecular testing for numerous multi-center clinical studies. She also is a member of the Aspergillus Technology Consortium, which was created to establish a repository of clinical specimens from subjects diagnosed with or at risk of Aspergillus infections and to test new diagnostic assays for Aspergillus infections.



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