Marc Mendelson is a Professor and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town.

He is Chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on AMR and co-founder of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme. His interests lie within national and international policy development on AMR as well as building antibiotic stewardship models in low-resource settings. Marc works with the World Health Organization (WHO) on several of its AMR technical advisory panels and is a member of GARDP’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Marc has previously been president of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa and the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID).

He obtained his PhD from Addenbrookes Hospital where he specialized in infectious diseases and studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London.

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