Dr Gerhard Weldhagen
|Frome Rd (ADEL)|
|Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|Practice Responsibilities:||Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, Central Microbiology Department (RAH site) and National Mycology Reference Centre (NMRC) (Frome Rd site)|
|Specialities:||Antimicrobial resistance, molecular diagnostics, mycology|
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. This was followed by a Master's degree in Clinical Microbiology (MMed (Path) cum laude) and subsequently a Doctorate in Microbiology (PhD) conferred by the University of Pretoria in 2002 and 2005 respectively, describing novel detection methods for antimicrobial resistance genes in multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria. After settling in Australia during 2009, a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) was attained during the same year.
Dr Weldhagen is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, scientific congress proceedings and chapters in textbooks. His current research interests include the role of molecular diagnostic assays in diagnostic mycology.