Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Medical Microbiologist at Providence Health
Affiliation(s):
VCHRI
Short Bio:

Dr. Stefanovic completed her MD and internal medicine residency at the University of Ottawa, followed by fellowships in infectious diseases and medical microbiology at University of British Columbia. She currently works as medical microbiologist at Providence Health. Her research interests include clinical impact of novel diagnostic/molecular testing, laboratory utilization and diagnosis of infections in transplant recipients. She is an instructor for Pathology 467 on Basics of Medical Microbiology for Infection Control, and contributes to supervising and mentoring medical microbiology residents and infectious disease fellows.

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

Publications

  1. Lowe C, Matic N, Ritchie G, Lawson T, Stefanovic A, Champagne S, Leung V, Romney M. Detection of low levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA from nasopharyngeal swabs using three commercial molecular assays. J Clin Virol 2020;128:104387; Epib 2020 Apr 28
  2. Locher K, Roscoe D, Jassem A, Wong T, Hoang L, Charles M, Bryce E, Grant J, and Stefanovic A: FilmArray Respiratory Panel Assay: an effective method for detecting viral and atypical bacterial pathogens in bronchoscopy specimens. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2019 Dec;95(4):114880
  3. Grant, J, Porter C, Charles M, Bryce, E, Wong T, Stefanovic A, Shajari S, Roscoe D: Potential influence of rapid diagnostics on timeliness of management decisions for patients with positive blood cultures. JAMMI 2019; 5(1);doi:10.3138
  4. Stefanovic A, Roscoe D, Ranasinghe R, Wong T, Bryce E, Porter C, Lim A, Grant J, Ng K, Pudek M. Performance assessment of urine flow cytometry (UFC) to screen urines to reflex culture in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed hosts. J Med Microbiol 2017 Sept;66(9):1308-1315
  5. Zurawska J, Romney M, Wong H, Wang H, Ayas N, Hoang L, Stefanovic A, Doyle P, Dhingra V, and Dodek P. Outcomes of Critically Ill Patients who have Serotype 5 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease. J Intensive Care Med 2017 Jan1. doi: 10.1177/0885066617728895
  6. Cooper J, Bryce E, Astrakianakis G, Stefanovic A, Bartlett K. Efficacy of an automated ultraviolet C device in a shared hospital bathroom. Am J Infect Control 2016;44(12):1692
  7. Sekirov I, Croxen M, Ng C, Azana R, Chang Y, Mataseje L, Boyd D, Mangat C, Mack B, Tadros M, Brodkin E, Kibsey P, Stefanovic A, Champagne S, Mulvey M, Hoang L. Epidemiologic and Genotypic Review of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms in British Columbia between 2008 and 2014. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2016; 54(2):317-327
  8. Miller R, Langille M, Montoya V, Crisan A, Stefanovic A, Hoang L, Patrick D, Romney M, Tyrrell G, Jones S, Brinkman F, Tang P. Genomic analysis of a serotype 5 Streptococcus pneumoniae outbreak in Canada, 2005-2009. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2016, Article ID 5381871,  doi: 10.1155/2016/5381871
  9. Stefanovic A, Wright A, Tang V and Hoang L. Case Quiz: Positive Blood Cultures in a Patient Recovering from Febrile Neutropenia. Journal of Medical Microbiology 2016 April 20. doi: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.005038
  10. Grant J, Jastrzebski J, Johnston J, Stefanovic A, Elwood K, Roscoe D, Balshaw R, Bryce E. Interferon-gamma release assays are a better tuberculosis screening test for hemodialysis patients: A study and review of the literature. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2012; 23(3):114-116

Research Interest

Primary:

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

Teaching Interest

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