Goldfarb, David

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Goldfarb, David


Academic Rank(s)

Clinical Associate Professor, UBC, Medical Microbiologist, BC Children’s Hospital




David Goldfarb is a Medical Microbiologist and Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist based at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre where he also serves as the Associate Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb had completed his training and certification in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Ottawa. Prior to coming to UBC, he had academic appoints at McMaster University and the University of Botswana. Dr. Goldfarb’s research focuses primarily on novel diagnostic, management and prevention strategies for pediatric infectious diseases, particularly in resource limited settings.



Degrees and Diplomas

  • MD, Dalhousie University.  2003
  • BSc with distinction, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University.  1999

Qualifications, Licensures and Certifications

  • FRCPC (Medical Microbiology), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada.  2009
  • FRCPC (Infectious Disease), Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Canada.  2008
  • FAAP, Pediatric Specialist Examination, American Board of Pediatrics.  2007
  • FRCPC (Pediatrics), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada.  2007
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, Medical Council of Canada.  2004

Awards and Recognition


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Research Interest

  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Global health
  • Microbiology
  • Diarrheal disease
  • Intestinal microbiome

Dr. Goldfarb’s current research focuses primarily on novel diagnostic,management and prevention strategies for pediatric infectious disease in resource limited settings.

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