Dr Heath is an Infectious Diseases Physician & Clinical Microbiologist (PathWest Laboratory Medicine) at both Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) & Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) in Perth, WA.
Dr Heath was the inaugural Head of Infectious Diseases at RPH from 1997 until 2017. He has extensive experience with expertise in clinical infectious diseases and in diagnostic laboratory microbiology. Chris has active research interests in infections in the immunocompromised host, clinical and laboratory mycology, hospital-acquired infections and control of MRO’s, antimicrobial stewardship, contemporary diagnostics involving innovative technologies, microbial genomics and phylogenetics, and novel antimicrobials for emerging drug resistance – including bacteriophages. Dr Heath is an adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of WA.