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Why working at PHO is important to me

"Understanding infectious diseases in the field of detection, pathogenesis, and transmission is essential for health protection of and promotion for all Ontarians. With PHO’s mandate and vast expertise, we are able to address complex challenges within public health."

Samir Patel, Clinical microbiologist
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    Academic degrees and accreditations

    • Doctor of philosophy (Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease), University of Toronto
    • Master of science (Innate Immunity and Infectious Disease), University of Toronto
    • Fellowship of Canadian Clinical Microbiology (FCCM), Canadian Society of Microbiology
    • American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM), American Society of Microbiology

    Areas of expertise

    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Hospital-associated infections
    • Zoonotic diseases

    PHO research interests

    • Detection and epidemiology of antimicrobial-resistant organisms.
    • Detection of emerging and re-emerging pathogens using next generation sequencing platforms.

    Current PHO research activities

    • Investigating utility of next generation sequencing platforms to detect rare or emerging pathogens in Ontario.
    • Understanding epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Ontario.


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