Anthony Chow

Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine, University of British Coloumbia, Canada


Anthony W. Chow is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Hospital. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Manitoba and completed internal medicine and infectious diseases training in Manitoba and Harbor-UCLA, respectively. He joined UCLA as an Assistant Professor in 1972, rising to an Associate Professor in 1977. In 1979, he became a Professor and a Founding Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UBC and Vancouver Hospital, a position he held until 1993. In 1994, he began a second career in the promotion of translational research, and the development of clinician scientists in Canada. He directed the highly successful M.D./Ph.D. Program at UBC, and spearheaded the CIHR-Strategic Training Program for Translational Research in Infectious Disease. His own research includes the role of anerobic bacteria in health and disease, structure/function of staphylococcal superantigens, and the molecular pathogenesis of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome. He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, and has supervised numerous clinical and research postdoctoral fellows as well as undergraduate and graduate students. He has been a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) since 1976. He was a Member of the Antibiotic Use and Clinical Trials Committee of IDSA (1994–1997), and past Chair of the Respiratory Tract Infections Subcommittee of the FDA/IDSA Advisory Committee on New Drug Submissions (1988–1992). He was a Member of the Steering Committee for the Bureau of Infection Control, Health and Welfare Canada, and past Coordinator of the Vancouver and Victoria node of the Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network Centres of Excellence. Since retirement, he has continued to be active in knowledge acquisition and translation of infectious diseases nationally and internationally.

Biography Updated on 1 September 2009

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