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Qualification: MBChB MMED (Path) (South Africa) FRCPA
Areas Of Interest: Antimicrobials, infection control and molecular diagnostic assays in contemporary clinical microbiology
Speciality: Infection Control,Microbiology
Phone: (03) 9538 6777
Dr. Linda Dreyer completed her undergraduate studies in 1996, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Following four years of clinical practice, as Medical Officer in the Department of Family Medicine she commenced specialisation in 2000. She was appointed as Registrar in Clinical Virology at the University of Pretoria/ Gauteng Province where she worked for two years and in 2003 she was appointed as Senior Registrar in Microbiology. Dr Dreyer received her Master’s degree in Clinical Microbiology (MMed (Path)) from the University of Pretoria in 2006. She worked as a consultant for the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in Pretoria until January 2008. During her time at NHLS she was involved in teaching medical students and microbiology registrars and gave lectures to nursing staff, medical students and specialists. She also sat on the Infection Control Committee and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee of the Pretoria Academic Hospital. She came to Melbourne and joined Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology) in 2008 as a Senior Registrar and obtained Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 2010. Dr Dreyer has special interests in the appropriate use of antimicrobials, infection control and molecular diagnostic assays in contemporary clinical microbiology.