David C. Gaston, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology
Medical Director
Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory

David Gaston is a clinical microbiologist and infectious disease physician. He obtained his MD and PhD in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), thereafter completing internal medicine residency at the University of Utah, infectious disease fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and clinical microbiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He directs the Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory (MIDL), a section of the clinical microbiology laboratory at VUMC. His clinical and research interests are development and implementation of molecular methods (specifically next-generation sequencing technologies) for rapid, robust, and reliable pathogen identification and characterization in infectious disease diagnostics.