Dr Chandrika Perera

MBBS, PhD, Dp.Bact., MD, FRCPA

Specialty

Microbiology

Phone number

03 9287 7416

Email: chandrika.perera@mps.com.au

After graduating in Medicine from the University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Dr Perera went on to complete her PhD in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield, and a Diploma in Bacteriology in Manchester, UK. She then returned to Sri Lanka, where she obtained her MD in Microbiology. After migrating to Australia, Dr Perera became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2002.

Dr Perera has had broad experience in a number of positions in Microbiology. Appointments have included Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Tutor in Microbiology at the University of Sheffield and Senior Lecturer/Head of Microbiology - Faculty of Medicine, and Honorary Clinical Microbiologist at the Teaching Hospital in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Dr Perera took up a position as Registrar in Microbiology at the Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, before joining Dorevitch Pathology as a Consultant Microbiologist for nine years. During this time she gained extensive experience in all aspects of Microbiology, Infection Control and Molecular and Serological Diagnostics. Her work included public and private hospital and outpatient consultations. Dr Perera has a special interest in Infection Control, Antibiotic Resistance/ Stewardship and infectious disease serology and molecular diagnostics.

Dr Perera joined Melbourne Pathology in 2011 as a Consultant Microbiologist.