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Dr Ivan Bastian

08 7074 1319
Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Practice Responsibilities:Clinical Director, Microbiology Infectious Diseases Director
Specialities:Mycobacterial infections

Dr. Ivan Bastian has been involved in the field of infectious diseases as a researcher or clinical microbiologist for more than 30 years. After completing his medical training in Melbourne in 1983, his PhD in Darwin in 1996, and his FRCPA-Microbiology training at IMVS in 1997, he was awarded a Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship by NHMRC to work at the WHO Coordinating Laboratory for Tuberculosis (TB) in Antwerp, Belgium, between 1998 and 2000.

Dr Bastian returned to IMVS in 2000 as a Clinical Microbiology Consultant. He is a member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australian Society for Infectious Diseases and the Australian Society for Antimicrobials.

In addition to general clinical microbiology, he has continued his special interest in TB. The Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory at SA Pathology has been recognised as a WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory, and the international reference laboratory for Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Vietnam.

Ivan undertakes several national activities as a member of: the Public Health Laboratory Network, the Communicable Diseases Genomics Network (which is overseeing the rollout of whole genome sequencing including for SARS-CoV-2 across Australia), and Australia’s National TB Advisory Committee. He is a Board Member for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).