I have a wide a wide scope of research interests in medical microbiology, including hospital epidemiology, molecular microbiology, infection control, quality improvement and patient safety. My research philosophy can be simply summarized in this statement; ‘From bench to bedside’, I am mainly focused on research that can be translated into an improved quality of care for our patients. As an example of quality focused research, I have participated in a research study focused on the molecular surveillance and detection of mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in Chlamydia trachomatis. For the purposes of this epidemiological study, I have participated in adapting and optimizing a method for multilocus sequence typing to be used to identify potential clinical of treatment failure in short order.
I graduated from Medical School at Cairo University. I received my MSC.degree and PhD degree from Cairo University in Clinical Pathology, with Medical Microbiology as my subspecialty. I worked as a Medical Microbiologist and an Infection Control Consultant at Cairo university Hospitals. I moved to Canada in 2005 and after obtaining my Medical Counsel of Canada certification, I joined the residency program at University of Toronto medical microbiology department for re-training and obtained my Royal College certification in 2013. I worked as a Medical Microbiologist at Fraser Health Authority Hospitals from October 2013 to June 2015. I then accepted a position as a Medical Microbiologist at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and have worked there since July 2015.
I am interested in antimicrobial resistance, improving diagnostics in the medical microbiology laboratory and other quality improvement initiatives.
I work at St. Michael's Hospital Microbiology lab. The microbiology lab. serves St. Michael's hospital which is a large tertiary care center. Our Microbiology lab. also provides services to some external clients such as Rouge Valley Health System
Inna Sekirov, Matthew Croxen, Corrinne Ng, Robert Azana, Manal Tadros MBBS MSc PhD FRCPC, Elizabeth Brodkin et al. Epidemiologic, phenotypic and genotypic review of carbapenemase-producing organisms in BC between 2008 and 2014. J Clin Microbiol 2016; 54 (2) doi:10.1128/JCM.02289-15
Manal Tadros MBBS MSc PhD, Victoria Williams MPH, Brenda L.Coleman PhD, Allison J. McGeer MD, Shariq Haider MD, Christine Lee MD etal. Epidemiology and Outcome of Pneumonia caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Canadian Hospitals. PLoS ONE 2013, September. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075171
Manal Tadros MBBS MSc PhD, FRCPC, Astrid Petrich PhD Evaluation of Bruker MALDI-TOF MS and SepsiTyper kit for the Direct Identification of Organisms from Sterile Body Fluids in a Pediatric Hospital. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2013 ;24(4):191-4
Manal A Tadros MBBS, PhD; Victoria R Williams BSc, BASc, MPH, CIC; Suzanne Plourde RN, BScN, MPH; Sandra Callery RN, MHSc, CIC; Andrew Simor MD, FRCPC; Mary Vearncombe MD, FRCPC. Risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infections during an Outbreak in Cardiovascular Surgery Patients. AJIC available online December 26, 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.07.016
Julianne V. Kus PhD, Manal Tadros MBBS MSc PhD, Andrew Simor MD, Donald E. Low MD, Allison J. McGeer MSc MD, Barbara M. Willey ART et al. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-1: local acquisition in Ontario, Canada and challenges in detection. CMAJ 2011. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.110477
H. A. Al-Mohri, M. A. Tadros, L. Louie, M. Vearncombe , A. E. Simor. Utility of direct, real-time PCR in the management of a nosocomial outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (vanB genotype). Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2008) 27:321–322 DOI 10.1007/s10096-007-0432-z
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