Dr Vanya Gant PhD FRCP MRCPath (Director)
Vanya Gant qualified at the Middlesex Hospital in 1980. He is Consultant Microbiologist and Clinical Director for Infection at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases at UCL Hospitals Trust, which he joined in 1999.
He has over 20 years of clinical experience. The first 10 of these were spent in general hospital medicine dealing with patients at the bedside. He took a three year gap from clinical work to extend his interests in Cellular Immunology, from which he obtained a PhD. He returned to medicine via microbiology as the discipline most aligned to his academic interests in infection and immunity. He spent 5 years at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Trust as Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, developing a bedside clinical infection service for the Intensive Care and HIV inpatient units.
Within six months of moving to UCLH Trust, he was appointed clinical director, from which position he consolidated several clinical departments into the Directorate of Infection.
He serves on several Government appointed national committees, has an active research programme, and has contributed both papers and edited a book in the fields of artificial Neural Networks and flow cytometry. He has also partly written and appeared in several TV programmes for both American Public Service network and Channel 4 on microbiological topics