Dr Ivan Bastian
|Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)|
|Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|Practice Responsibilities:||Head of Unit and Consultant in Clinical Microbiology, Central Microbiology (RAH site)|
Dr. Ivan Bastian has been involved in the field of infectious diseases as a researcher or clinical microbiologist for 20 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. As a result of the work on TB projects in Indonesia and the Pacific by Dr Bastian and Richard Lumb (the Principal Scientist in the IMVS Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory), IMVS has been recognised as a WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory, and the international reference laboratory for Indonesia, East Timor, Solomon Islands and Vietnam. Dr Bastian is also the laboratory representative on Australia’s National TB Advisory Committee.