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Camille Sabella, MD


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Camille Sabella, MD
Department: Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Interim Director
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Camille Sabella, MD, practices pediatric infectious diseases in the Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the Pediatrics Institute and Children's Hospital at Cleveland Clinic. He is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Sabella is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics. His clinical interests include pediatric and neonatal infectious diseases, viral infections, infections in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised patients, and immunizations. His research interests include the immune responses of transplant recipients, infections in immunocompromised patients, hospital-acquired infections, and viral infections.

Dr. Sabella has garnered numerous awards throughout his career, including the Chairman’s Award for Commitment to Education in the Division of Pediatrics, and the Excellence in Teaching Award, both from Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital.

Dr. Sabella has authored numerous original and review publications and book chapters, and has edited the Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Pediatrics textbook. He also directs the annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium at the Cleveland Clinic.

Professional Highlights

  • Co-Editor, The Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Pediatrics Textbook, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions. Published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003, 2006, and 2010
  • Director, Annual Pediatric Board Review Symposium, Cleveland Clinic
  • Editor-in-Chief, AccessPediatrics, McGraw Hill

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Stanford University Hospital
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Stanford, CA USA
Residency - Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH USA
Internship - Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Akron, OH USA
Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Pediatrics- Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

congenital infections, infections in pediatric transplant recipients, pediatric infections, pediatric infectious diseases, viral infections, Clinical Trials, epidemiology, infection control, factitious diseases by proxy, infections in cancer patients, infections in immunocompromised hosts, infections in transplantation, infectious in the immuno compromised host

Awards & Honors

  • The Chairman's Award for Commitment to Education, Division of Pediatrics, 1999 and 2005
  • Chairman's Educator of the Year Award, Pediatric Institute, 2011 
  • Excellence in Teaching Award from the Pediatric Housestaff, Children's Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, 1996-1997, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2009-2010, 2010-2011
  • Scholarship in Teaching Awards, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2005, 2006, and 2007
  • Harvard Macy Scholar: Program for Educators in the Health Professions, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1987
  • "Best Doctor" Award, 2006-2011

Additional Training

  • Harvard Macy Scholar in The Program for Educators in the Health Professions, 2007


  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Council of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Infection Control
  • Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy
  • Therapy for Children with Serious Infections

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/1/2015, Dr. Sabella has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English