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
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
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.