Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


Joseph D. Yao, M.D., has research interests in the development, quality control, and cost-effective utilization of serologic and molecular diagnostic tests.

Focus areas

  • Development and cost-effective use of new and improved clinical diagnostic tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV infection

Significance to patient care

Development of improved diagnostic tests for viral hepatitis and HIV infection will optimize the management and outcome of patients with these infections.

Professional highlights

  • Past Member, Document Development Committees, U.S. Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute


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Primary Appointment

  1. Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
  2. Associate Professor of Medicine
  3. Assistant Professor of Microbiology


  1. Resident - Medical Microbiology University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals
  2. Fellow - Infectious Diseases Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Internship University of Manitoba Teaching Hospitals
  5. MD University of Manitoba
  6. BSc - Medicine University of Manitoba

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