Department of Medicine
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases (MIID)
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Member, Infectious Diseases Research Group
Address: 269 Heritage Medical Research Building
Phone: (403) 220-6032
Fax: (403) 270-2772
BSc, University of Birmingham, 1973
MB, ChB, University of Birmingham, 1976
Medical Resident/Fellow in Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, 1982
Research Fellow Infectious Diseases (Virology), University of Alberta, 1984
MSc, University of Alberta, 1984
FRCPC, Special Certification, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, 1984
FACP, Elected 1988
My research is centered on HIV infection. It is based in both the Southern Alberta (HIV) Clinic and the University of Calgary HIV Culture Facility. The research is multi-disciplinary and collaborative. It addresses the following areas:
- Epidemiologic Research on HIV epidemic in Southern Alberta.
- Antiviral Therapy - To determine in both clincial studies and laboratory studies the optimal agents and reimens of therapy for all stages of HIV infection. To monitor in clinical students these agents for efficacyÊ with both accepted and candidate prognostic markers.
- Antiviral Resistance - To determine the frequency, predisposing factors, and clinical signficance of the emergence of drug resistance strains of HIV in patients receiving antiviral therapies.
- Opportunistic infections - To investigate the prognostic markers, co-factors, and appropriate therapies for the opportunistic infections that occur in AIDS patients. Economic and quality of life evaluations of health care interventions both in general infectious disease practice and HIV care.