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Qualification: MBBS FRCPA D(ABMM)
Lab: Osborne Park
Areas Of Interest: Antimicrobial susceptibility trends and molecular methods in the diagnosis of infectious diseases
Speciality: Clinical Microbiologist,Microbiology
Phone: 1300 367 674
Dr Sudha Pottumarthy-Boddu comes to us from Houston, Texas, where she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas, School of Medicine. She was also the Technical Director of the Clinical Laboratory Services at the Houston Department of Health and Human Services. After graduating from medical school in India, Dr Pottumarthy-Boddu migrated to New Zealand and completed her Pathology/Microbiology Fellowship training with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. She is a recipient of various awards and scholarships, including the Neil Prentice Memorial Prize of RCPA. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Over the last 10 years she gained experience in various hospital, research, and public health laboratories in the US, publishing over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at various national and international conferences. Detection of the first USA isolate of Enterobacter spp., with NmcA carbapenem hydrolyzing enzyme and establishing clinical significance of Nocardia verterana are noteworthy. Dr Pottumarthy-Boddu’s main research interests are antimicrobial susceptibility trends and molecular methods in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.