MMed Pathology (Microbiology) University of Pretoria, South Africa
MBChB University of Pretoria, South Africa
Office: LHSC-VH B10-105
Phone: (519) 685-8149 Ext. 58149
Fax: (519) 661-3370
Keywords: carbapenemase, MALDI-TOF, rapid diagnostics, resistance mechanisms, antibiotic stewardship
Description of Clinical and Research Activities: I am currently working on a rapid method of identifying bacterial pathogens from patients with suspected bacteremia. Other interests include the rapid and timely molecular diagnosis of Carbapnemase producing organisms. These resistance mechanisms contribute to significant mortality and morbidity among hospitalized patients.