Michael Cappello, M.D.

Michael Cappello, MD is the Director of the Yale World Fellows program, a multidisciplinary Yale University leadership development program for exceptional mid-career professionals. Dr. Cappello graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Ethics and received an MD from Georgetown University.  He joined the Yale faculty in Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 1996. Since then Dr. Cappello has developed a laboratory and field based research program that is focused on the global health impact of parasitic diseases in children. In 2002, he founded the Yale Program in International Child Health, which coordinates and develops global initiatives in pediatric research, clinical care and medical education. In 2007, Dr. Cappello received the Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, awarded for distinguished work in tropical medicine. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the American College of Physicians.