Donald Low

Donald Low, FCAHS

Microbiologist-in-Chief, Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network; Medical Director, Ontario Public Health Laboratory; Professor, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

December 19, 2007

Donald Low is Microbiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Microbiology at the Toronto Medical Laboratories and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and the Department of Medicine. Dr. Low is currently Head of the Division of Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.

Dr. Low’s research interests are in the study of the epidemiology and the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in community and hospital pathogens, as well as the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of streptococcal diseases. His group is recognized internationally for their Canadian population-based surveillance programs for the study of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.

Dr. Low completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training in medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba and his training in medical microbiology at the University of Toronto. A recognized authority in microbiology and infectious diseases, he has published more than 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for various organizations. He is also an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases, a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Role: Panel Chair
Report: Influenza Transmission and the Role of Personal Protective Respiratory Equipment: An Assessment of the Evidence (December 2007)