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Dr Lito Papanicolas

Frome Rd (ADEL)
Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Practice Responsibilities:Validation and supervision of laboratory work at both RAH and Frome rd. microbiology laboratories. Communication of critical microbiology results to clinicians and consumers.
Specialities:Bacterial genomics, antibiotic resistance

Dr Papanicolas obtained her post-graduate medical degree at Flinders University in 2003 and went on to train as a physician specialising in infectious diseases and  clinical microbiology. 

She is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia since 2016. She has since completed a PhD in bacterial genomics focusing on the role of the gut microbiome in driving resistant infections in critically ill patients and those receiving chemotherapy. 

Since 2020 she has been employed as a consultant clinical microbiologist at SA Pathology contributing to both the COVID-19 response and the supervision of bacteriology work.