Ellen Jo Baron, Ph.D.,D(ABMM)  


Professor of  Pathology
Associate Director , Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Interim Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory
Stanford University Medical Center
3375 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA  94304
TEL:  650-725-3773



     Ellen Jo Baron, PhD is Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology Lab and interim Director of the Clinical Virology Lab at Stanford University Medical Center. She is Professor of Pathology and Medicine.  She is also the Director of Medical Affairs for Cepheid, a high-technology molecular diagnostics company in Sunnyvale, CA.


     She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Microbiology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA and the Wadsworth VAMC.  She is currently the Microbiology representative on the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee and a member of the Council of Clinical Advisors for the NIH Clinical Laboratories.  She recently also retired as a representative on the Clinical Laboratory Standards Instituteís Microbiology Area Resource Committee. She has also served as Chairperson of the Clinical Microbiology Division of the American Society for Microbiology.


     Dr. Baron has been on the editorial boards of key clinical microbiology journals, and was a volume editor (Bacteriology) for the ASMís Manual of Clinical Microbiology for the last 4 editions.  She has written or edited more than 30 books and chapters and is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. 


     For the World Health Organization, she co-developed the program for antimicrobial resistance detection and basic microbiology, which she presented in Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, China.  She was the recipient of the ASMís BioMerieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology in 2000 and the Alice Evans Award for serving as a role model for women in the field in 1997.  She won the 2003 Kenneth L.Vosti Teaching Award from the Infectious Diseases Division at Stanford.