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Dr Gerhard Weldhagen

08 8222 3166
Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH)
Frome Rd (ADEL)
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Practice Responsibilities:Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, Central Microbiology Department (RAH site) and Northern Department (LMH site)
Specialities:Antimicrobial resistance, molecular diagnostics

Dr Gerhard Weldhagen completed his undergraduate studies in 1993, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Following four years of clinical practice, he commenced specialisation, receiving a Master's degree in Clinical Microbiology (MMed (Path) cum laude) from the University of Pretoria in 2002. This was followed by a Doctorate in Microbiology (PhD) conferred by the University of Pretoria in 2005, describing novel detection methods for antimicrobial resistance genes in multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria.

After working as a consultant microbiologist in both public and private practice, he emigrated from South Africa and settled in Adelaide during 2009. He has since attained Membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology (MASM) and Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) during 2008 and 2009 respectively.

Dr Weldhagen is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, scientific congress proceedings and chapters in textbooks. His current research interests include antimicrobial resistance, mobile genetic elements and their role in antimicrobial resistance and the role of molecular diagnostic assays in modern clinical microbiology.