Royal Perth Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital
Dr. Chris Heath is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Fiona Stanley Hospital/Royal Perth Hospital, and a Clinical Microbiologist for PathWest Laboratory Medicine, FSH Network; all in Perth, Australia. Dr. Heath was the inaugural Head of Infectious Diseases at Royal Perth Hospital from 1997-2017. His interests in infectious diseases include solid organ transplant/bone marrow transplant patients, major burns and trauma (spinal cord injuries), TB/leprosy/other mycobacterial diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Heath has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of patients with invasive mycosis and he leads the mycology laboratory. Dr. Heath has been actively involved in the development of national/international guidelines for the management of infections in immunocompromised hosts. He is a past Co-chair of the Australia and New Zealand Mycoses Interest Group (ANZMIG), and remains an active member of the ANZMIG Executive, a sub-group of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID). Dr. Heath is a former Executive Board member of ASID and a past Executive Board member of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM). He’s a long term member of ISHAM. Dr. Heath is a Clinical A/Professor at the University of Western Australia. He has active research interests in the epidemiology of fungal and other transplant-/immunocompromised-host-related infectious diseases, contemporary diagnostics including innovative technologies, novel antifungals and emerging drug resistance. Dr. Heath’s research has led to over 80 peer-reviewed publications.