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Qualification: MSc, MBBCh, DTM&H, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: General Bacteriology, Sexually Transmitted Infections, VRE and Hepatitis.
Phone: (02) 8887 9966
Dr Stella Pendle completed a Master of Science degree in 1983 prior to graduating in Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She initially worked at the Hillbrow Hospital in Johannesburg and then at the Rietfontein Tropical Diseases Hospital. She obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine during this time. In 1999, Stella emigrated to Australia and worked as a resident at Gosford Hospital after completing the AMC exams. She proceeded to specialist training in Pathology (Microbiology) at Royal North Shore Hospital and ICPMR Westmead. On completion of her training, she moved to Symbion Laverty Pathology where she worked for four years as a Clinical Microbiologist. In 2009, she joined Pathology NSW as the supervising pathologist in charge of the microbiology, infectious serology and molecular diagnostics departments. She has continued in this role after the company merged with Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology). Dr Pendle has published several papers in her fields of interest, including VRE, chlamydial infections and HIV. She actively participates in Infection Control and promotes rational antibiotic prescribing at Healthscope Hospitals. She is a member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and the Antimicrobial Society of Australia.