Stefanovic, Aleksandra

Stefanovic, Aleksandra


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Medical Microbiologist, Providence Health

Affiliation(s): St Paul’s Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Microbiology

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr. Stefanovic completed her Medical Degree and internal medicine residency at University of Ottawa, followed by fellowships in infectious diseases and medical microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She works as a medical microbiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

She is Clinical Associate Professor and a Co-director of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Educational Certificate Program, accredited by UBC. Along with her Co-directors, she is working on revamping the Certificate Program to make it more widely available to students interested in pursing a career in a dynamic field of infection prevention and control. Dr. Stefanovic is also actively involved in lecturing medical microbiology and infectious disease fellows, supervising and mentoring medical trainees at different stages of their medical education and training. She sits on the Educational Strategic Planning Committee for Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC.

Among her current research interests is studying the shift in Shigella spp. epidemiology, species dominance, pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance patterns in downtown Vancouver. Her team is also working on characterizing toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans, a zoonotic pathogen increasingly isolated from human wounds in downtown Vancouver.



Academic Background

  • University of British Columbia, Medical Microbiology Fellowship 2008-2010
  • University of British Columbia, Infectious Disease Fellowship 2006-2008
  • University of Ottawa, Internal Medicine Residency 2003 – 2006
  • University of Ottawa, MD 1998 – 2003
  • University of Alberta, BSc, Specialization in Chemistry 1994 – 1998

Awards and Recognition



Selected Publications


Research Interest

  • Clinical impact of novel diagnostic/molecular testing
  • Laboratory utilization
  • Diagnosis of infections in transplant recipients

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

  • Course Instructor, Pathology 467
  • Lecturer, Pathology 722
  • Lecturer, UBC Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology Academic Half Day
  • Lecturer, FMED 401