Prof. Dominik MertzMcMaster University, Canada
Dr. Mertz attended medical school and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Switzerland prior to moving to Canada to complete a Master’s Degree in Health Research Methodology/Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. He is currently the Division Director in Infectious Diseases, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.
He is a practising infectious diseases physician and is serving as the Medical Director Infection Prevention and Control at Hamilton Health Sciences. His particular research interest is the epidemiology and prevention of hospital-acquired infections including surgical site infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and quality improvement. He published >130 peer reviewed articles to date. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada, and served as the first-named editor for the 3rd edition of the book ‘Evidence-based Infectious Diseases’.
He is the incoming Chair of the Ontario Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC), involved in the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program (CNISP), and is a member of the AMMI Research Network steering committee. He has been and is also serving on multiple provincial, regional and local taskforces and committees in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.