Academic Rank:
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC
Medical Microbiologist, LifeLabs LP
Deputy Medical Director (BC)
Affiliation(s):
Short Bio:

Dr. Romina Reyes, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Medical Microbiologist, is the Discipline Head of the Medical Microbiology department and Deputy Medical Director at LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Romina has been actively involved in the UBC Medical School curriculum and teaching first year medical students in the Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology session. She is also involved in the teaching of the Medical Microbiology Residents at UBC.

Romina completed the Certificate Course in Laboratory Quality Management from the Faculty of Medicine, UBC during the end of her residency training and uses the practical knowledge from this course in the day to day management of the laboratory. She looks forward to actively participating in the course and facilitating active discussion and learning in the vital and exciting field of laboratory quality management.

Academic background

  • MD, The University of British Columbia. 2004
  • MSc, The University of Western Ontario, Epidemiology & Biostatistics. 2000
  • BSc, The University of British Columbia, Microbiology. 1996

Professional Qualifications

  • Medical Microbiology FRCPC, The University of Western Ontario, London ON. 2009
  • University of BC Laboratory Quality Management certificate. Jun 2008
  • SHEA/CDC Training Certificate in Healthcare Epidemiology. Apr 2006
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and IATA training certificate. Nov 2005

Publications

  • John MA, Burden J, Stuart JI, Reyes RC, Lannigan R, Milburn S, Diagre D, Wilson B, Hussain Z. Comparison of three phenotypic techniques for detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus spp. reveals a species-dependent performance. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Mar;63(3):493-6.
  • John MA, Burden J, Stuart JI, Reyes RC, Lannigan R, Milburn S, Diagre D, Wilson B, Hussain Z. Comparison of three phenotypic techniques for detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus spp. reveals a species-dependent performance. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Mar;63(3):493-6.
  • Reyes RC, Stoakes L, Milburn S, Lennox G, Daniel J, Silver SN, Wijnker E, John MA, Hussain Z. Evaluation of a new chromogenic medium for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage on nasal and perianal specimens. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Feb;60(2):225-7. Erratum in: Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008 Sep;62(1):116.
  • Chuo JY, Lee TY, Hollands H, Morris AH, Reyes RC, Rossiter JD, Meredith SP, Maberley DA. Risk factors for posterior vitreous detachment: a case-control study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Dec;142(6):931-7.
  • Stoakes L, Reyes R, Daniel J, Lennox G, John MA, Lannigan R, Hussain Z. Prospective comparison of a new chromogenic medium, MRSASelect, to CHROMagar MRSA and mannitol-salt medium supplemented with oxacillin or cefoxitin for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Feb;44(2):637-9.
  • Reyes RC, Hussain Z. Difficile-Associated Diarrhea: An Update on the Diagnosis and Management. Check Sample. 2005. Microbiology. Exercise 1. Vol 48. Abstract published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2006. Vol 125.
  • Thommasen HV, Klein MC, Mackenzie T, Lynch N, Reyes R, Grzybowski S. Obstetric maternal outcomes at Bella Coola General Hospital: 1940 to 2001. Can J Rural Med. 2005 Winter;10(1):13-21.
  • Young CS, Reyes RC, Beatty JT. Genetic complementation and kinetic analyses of Rhodobacter capsulatus ORF1696 mutants indicate that the ORF1696 protein enhances assembly of the light-harvesting I complex. J Bacteriol. 1998 Apr;180(7):1759-65.
Primary Research Area
Infectious Diseases and Immunopathology
Secondary Research Area
Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Clinical epidemiology and statistical analysis
  • Specialty: Medical Microbiology