Donald E. Low, M.D., FRCPC


Department of Microbiology,

Mount Sinai Hospital


Professor, University of Toronto

600 University Avenue, Rm. 1487

Toronto, Ontario,

Canada M5G 1X5.

Phone: 416-586-4435

Fax: 416-586-8746



Dr. Low, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, completed his undergraduate training and postgraduate training in medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Manitoba and his training in Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a member of the Association of American Physicians.


Dr. Low's primary research interests are in the study of the epidemiology and the mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in community and hospital pathogens.


A recognized authority in microbiology and infectious diseases, Dr. Low has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Dr. Low is Head 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 Department of Medicine. He is currently Head of the Division of Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. He is also the Medical Director of Ontario Public Health Laboratories Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.