Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Research includes antiretroviral resistance in HIV-positive women, tests for infectious diseases
Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD
Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD, has been appointed chief of the division of general internal medicine at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. In this role, Caliendo will oversee all internal medicine services on the two campuses including patient care and clinical research. She also will serve as executive vice chair of the department of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Both appointments are effective February 1, 2013.
“Dr. Caliendo’s broad medical background and extraordinary leadership talents make her an ideal choice to lead the division,” said Louis Rice, MD, chief of the department of medicine at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals. “The division of general internal medicine cares for a large proportion of the patients admitted to the hospital. As we adjust to the inevitable changes in the way health care is delivered and paid for, Dr. Caliendo’s expert knowledge of clinical testing gained from her service as medical director of Emory University Hospital’s clinical laboratories will be critical for our design of safe and effective new care paths for hospitalized patients. ”
“I am very pleased to have a physician of Dr. Caliendo’s caliber join the department of medicine at the medical school,” said Edward J. Wing, MD, dean of medicine and biological sciences at the Alpert Medical School. “Her rich and varied experiences in research, clinical care and academics make her a tremendous resource for students and the entire Alpert community.”
Caliendo comes to Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., where she served in numerous roles including medical director of Emory Medical Laboratories and clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics, as well as attending physician in the division of infectious diseases. Additionally, she served as professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
Caliendo earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and both her postdoctoral and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; her fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital; and her fellowship in executive leadership in academic medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She is a member of numerous organizations, and serves as chair of the microbiology medical devices panel at the Food and Drug Administration, and is a member of the research committee in the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Her research interests include antiretroviral resistance in HIV-positive women, and the development of molecular diagnostic tests for various infectious diseases.
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