Biography

 

Edith Blondel-Hill, MD, FRCP
Medical Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Specialist
Interior Health Microbiology Consultant
Kelowna General Hospital
Kelowna, BC
 
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
 
Consultant – Dynalife Laboratories
Edmonton, AB
 
Medical Director
Do Bugs Need Drugs? Program
 
 

About Dr. Blondel-Hill

 
Dr. Edith Blondel-Hill trained at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and received specialty training in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology. She started her career at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton as an infectious diseases consultant and medical microbiologist and moved to Dynacare Kasper Medical Laboratories in 1997. She moved to British Columbia in 2003 where she worked as a microbiology consultant at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver until 2008. She is currently the microbiology consultant for Interior Health and is located at the Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, British Columbia. She has a long interest in antimicrobial utilization, chairing various antimicrobial advisory committees in Alberta and British Columbia as well as being involved in guideline and policy development for antibiotic use and prescribing. She is co-author of the Bugs and Drugs – Antimicrobial Reference Book and the medical director of the Do Bugs Need Drugs? program, an educational program to address antimicrobial resistance. Her major interests include mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility testing.