Deirdre L. Church, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Diplomat ABMM


Professor, Division of Microbiology

Depts. of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and

Division of Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine

University of Calgary Calgary

c/o Calgary Laboratory Services

9-3535 Research Rd. N.W.

Calgary, Alta.

T2L 2K8

Phone: (403) 770-3281

Fax: (403) 770-3347



          Dr. Church is dually trained as an Internist/Infectious Diseases specialist and Clinical Microbiologist. She has spent more than 25 years in clinical and laboratory practice. Dr. Church also has held an academic appointment with the University of Calgary throughout her career, and is a Professor, Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. She has published more than 300 peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts, chapters and review articles. Her applied research program is focused on the evaluation and development of new diagnostic procedures and tests, primarily molecular technologies for the detection and tracking of antibiotic resistant organisms. Basic studies are focused on understanding viral evolution in the gastrointestinal tract during HIV infection.