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Why working at PHO is important to me:

"I have worked in the hospital and academic/university environment for years. PHO provides the opportunity to have an impact on patient care while working with exciting and motivated colleagues to achieve a common goal of improving the health of Ontarians."

Gary Garber, Chief, Infection Prevention and Control


Academic degrees and accreditations

  • Doctor of medicine, University of Calgary
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, The American College of Physicians
  • Certificate of Special Competence (Infectious Diseases), The Royal College of Physicians of Canada
  • Fellow, The American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, The Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Canadian Certified Physician Executive

Areas of expertise

  • Infectious diseases
  • Infection prevention and control
  • HIV
  • Public health
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Sexually transmitted infection (Trichomonas vaginalis)

PHO research interests

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Multidisciplinary care of hard to serve populations
  • Management of nosocomial infections in immunocompromised individuals (HIV, care)

Current PHO research activities

  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) bacteremia: Impact on discontinuation of screening in four teaching hospitals in Ontario.
  • C. Difficile: Where is the reservoir of infection?
  • Development of a health care-associated infections (HAI) surveillance program for Ontario.
  • Seroprevalence of hepatitis C in Ontario.
  • Improving antimicrobial use in long-term care.

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