Dr Catherine Samuel

MBChB (UCT), MMed (Med Micro), FC Path (SA) (Micro) Clinical MicrobiologistMicrobiology / Virology, Serology

Dr Catherine Samuel completed her medical degree at the University of Cape Town in 2004 and her interest in infectious diseases afflicting the South African population led her to specialize in Medical Microbiology.

She obtained her Masters in Medicine in Medical Microbiology at UCT and her Fellowship of the College of Pathologists of South Africa in 2011. After completing her training at Groote Schuur Hospital, she worked as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at the NHLS laboratory at Tygerberg Hospital and was a lecturer for Stellenbosch University.

Dr Samuel subsequently joined PathCare in 2014 and is currently involved in Antibiotic Stewardship Programmes at 6 private hospitals in the Southern Suburbs, Cape Town. She provides a professional consultative service to clinicians promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics and effective utilization of laboratory diagnostics to facilitate optimization of patient management and care.

She is the GERMS representative for PathCare and actively monitors trends in antibiotic resistance. Besides surveillance of organisms, her research interests includes evaluating new diagnostic tests particularly those for TB.

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