Imperial, Miguel

Imperial, Miguel


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Medical Microbiologist Clinical Consultant – Complex Chronic Diseases Clinic, BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre | Medical Microbiologist Consultant, LifeLabs, Medical Microbiologist, BCCDC

Affiliation(s): LifeLabs

Research and Scholarly Interests: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Microbiology, Parasitology, Tropical and travel medicine, Proteomics

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr. Miguel Imperial MD MHSc D(ABMM) FRCPC is a specialist physician in the discipline of Medical Microbiology, a field which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of infections due to bacterial, viral and parasitic agents. He is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Medical Microbiology and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He completed medical school and specialty training at the University of British Columbia and did additional training in Tropical Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.



Academic Background

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of British Columbia, 2005
  • Masters of Health Science (MHSc), University of British Columbia, 2008
  • Tropical Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2009
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology D(ABMM), 2010
  • FRCPC, Medical Microbiology, University of British Columbia, 2010

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications

  • Yatham, Lakshmi N, Vesna Sossi, Marcia Kauer-Sant’Anna, Thomas J Ruth, Miguel Imperial, Peter F Liddle, Jonathan Erez and Raymond W Lam. “Brain serotonin-2 receptors in acute mania.”. 196.1 (Jan, 2010): 47 – 51, .
  • Imperial, Miguel and Neil Reiner. “Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans: Taxonomy Changes, Illness, Laboratory Diagnosis, and Treatment”. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY. Checksample (2009).
  • Imperial, Miguel and Pamela Kibsey. “Rat Bite Fever and Haverhill Fever Due to Streptobacillus moniliformis: Recognition of the Clinical Syndromes, Laboratory Diagnosis, and Treatment”. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY. Checksample (2008).

Research Interest

Research and Clinical Interest

  • Parasitology
  • Tropical and travel medicine
  • Public health interventions in the developing world
  • Proteomics, MALDI-TOF and molecular methods in clinical microbiology
  • Specialty: Medical Microbiology

Clinical Service

Current Projects In My Lab Include


Teaching Interest

Dr. Imperial continues to lectures at the UBC medical school and serves as Week 5 Chair in the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases block, assisting with course development. He also teaches virology for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science courses at UBC. He remains involved with supervising and teaching medical residents in their specialty training.