Marc Mendelson, PhD, MBBS

Professor, Infectious Diseases

Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town

Dr. Mendelson is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. He studied Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and specialized in infectious diseases at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he attained his PhD. He moved to The Rockefeller University, New York, in 2001 and subsequently to UCT to work on tuberculosis and innate immunity.

Dr. Mendelson is chair of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and founding, chair of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme. His involvement with international policy related to AMR includes work with the Global Health Security Agenda, World Health Organization, Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership, World Economic Forum, AMR Benchmark, and Wellcome Trust. He is past-president of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa and current president of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.