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  • Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT 06504
  • Yale Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510

Michael Cappello, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
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Patient type treated
Child
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
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Biography

Michael Cappello MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, and an Associate Director of the MD PhD program. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After training in adult and Pediatric infectious diseases at Yale, Dr. Cappello joined the faculty in 1995, where he oversees a laboratory and field based research program focused on global health. He is a 2007 recipient of the Bailey K Ashford medal, awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene “for distinguished work in tropical medicine.” In addition to research, Dr. Cappello provides clinical care as an Infectious Diseases specialist at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is co-founder of the Yale Partnerships for Global Health, an initiative that advances scientific knowledge, promotes international understanding, and builds human capacity through collaborative research and training. From 2007-15, Dr. Cappello directed the Yale World Fellows Program, a multi-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative whose mission is to cultivate and inspire a global network of leaders committed to positive change. From 2016-21, he chaired the Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and was faculty director of the Yale Africa Initiative. Dr. Cappello is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Academic Advisory Council of Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Associate Director, MD-PhD Program

Education & Training

  • Infectious Diseases Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Intern & Resident
    Georgetown University (1991)
  • MD
    Georgetown University (1988)
  • BA
    Brown University, Biomedical Ethics (1984)

Additional Information

Biography

Michael Cappello MD is Professor of Pediatrics, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, and an Associate Director of the MD PhD program. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Biomedical Ethics and received his MD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After training in adult and Pediatric infectious diseases at Yale, Dr. Cappello joined the faculty in 1995, where he oversees a laboratory and field based research program focused on global health. He is a 2007 recipient of the Bailey K Ashford medal, awarded by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene “for distinguished work in tropical medicine.” In addition to research, Dr. Cappello provides clinical care as an Infectious Diseases specialist at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is co-founder of the Yale Partnerships for Global Health, an initiative that advances scientific knowledge, promotes international understanding, and builds human capacity through collaborative research and training. From 2007-15, Dr. Cappello directed the Yale World Fellows Program, a multi-disciplinary, campus-wide initiative whose mission is to cultivate and inspire a global network of leaders committed to positive change. From 2016-21, he chaired the Council on African Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and was faculty director of the Yale Africa Initiative. Dr. Cappello is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Academic Advisory Council of Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Associate Director, MD-PhD Program

Education & Training

  • Infectious Diseases Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (1995)
  • Intern & Resident
    Georgetown University (1991)
  • MD
    Georgetown University (1988)
  • BA
    Brown University, Biomedical Ethics (1984)

Additional Information

  • Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
    1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT 06504
  • Yale Pediatric Infectious Disease
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT 06510