Rodger Silletti, PhD | NYU Long Island School of Medicine | NYU Langone Health

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Faculty Rodger Silletti, PhD

Rodger Silletti, PhD

I was attracted to the field of healthcare because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I entered the medical profession when we had just begun to make great strides in diagnosis and management, especially in how infectious diseases are treated.

Because infectious diseases are the only health threat that actually fights back, they present a formidable enemy. I’ve spent my career—which has spanned hospital and public health microbiology, food microbiology, and environmental microbiology—working toward clarifying the predictive value of tests to improve the reliability and speed with which infectious agents and treatment options are identified.

I’m currently a member of the American Society for Microbiology and am board certified by the American Academy of Microbiology. I hold a certificate of qualification as a laboratory director from the New York State Department of Health. I’ve previously been a member of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.

Education and Training

  • PhD, St. John’s University, Molecular Biology, 1985
  • MS, C.W. Post College, Medical Microbiology, 1981
  • BS, Manhattan College, Biology, 1972





Academic Office

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island
259 First Street
Mineola, NY 11501