Benjamin Pinsky

Benjamin Pinsky


Associate Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

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As the Medical Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory for Stanford Health Care and the Stanford Children’s Health, as well as the Medical Co-Director for Point of Care Testing, and the Medical Director of Esoteric (Send-out) testing, 60% of my time is spent attending to clinical responsibilities. Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as administrative tasks, including serving on the Integrated Pediatric Infectious Disease Committee and chairing the Clinical Laboratory Utilization Committee, account for 20%. The remaining 20% is dedicated to scholarly activities, focusing on the design of novel infectious disease diagnostics and investigation of the clinical relevance of molecular infectious disease testing.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology (2012)
  • Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Washington School of Medicine (2007) WA
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pathology, Clinical Pathology (2012)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Molecular Pathology (2010)
  • Ph.D., University of Washington Medical Scientist Training Program-Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Molecular and Cellular Biology (2005)

Administrative Appointments
  • Faculty Affiliate, Stanford Bio-X (2016 - Present)
  • Medical Co-Director, Point of Care Testing, SHC (2018 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Clinical Virology Laboratory (2010 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Point of Care Testing, Surgery Center at Byers Eye Institute (2012 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Point of Care Testing, Stanford Primary Care Multisite (2016 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Esoteric (Send-out) Testing (2019 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health (2015 - Present)


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Practice Locations

Stanford Hospital Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 - 500 Pasteur Drive

Stanford , CA 94304

(650) 723-4000

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