Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Short Bio:
  • Program Head, Public Health Advanced Bacteriology & Mycology, BC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory,
  • Provincial Health Services Authority Laboratories
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC

Dr. Linda Hoang received her Master’s and Medical Degrees from UBC and is FRCP(C) qualified in Medical Microbiology (UBC). She also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Epidemiology, UK. Dr. Hoang has been formally based at the BC Centre for Disease Control as the Program Head for Bacteriology & Mycology laboratory since 2006, but has been involved in BCCDC-led projects in Vietnam and BC starting in 1998. She enjoys teaching and is the BCCDC site-supervisor for the UBC Medical Microbiology Residency Training Program. Her clinical and academic interests include agents of bioterrorism and containment level-3 pathogens, healthcare-acquired infections and antibiotic resistant organisms, Cryptococcus gattii, and enteric bacterial pathogens related outbreaks in BC.

Academic background

  • BSc (Hons.), Area of research: Vascular Physiology, Dept of Physiology, Univ of British Columbia. 1991-1995
  • MSc, Area of research: Membrane Electrophysiology & Bacteriology, Dep of Physiology, Univ of British Columbia. 1995-1997
  • MD University of British Columbia. 1997-2001
  • FRCPC Medical Microbiology. Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. The University of British Columbia. Jul 2001-Jun 2006
  • DTM&H. Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Jan-Apr 2005
  • Residency in Medical Microbiology, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, Univ of British Columbia. 2006


  • Mataseje LF, Boyd DA, Hoang L, Imperial M, Lefebvre B, Miller M, Poutanen SM, Roscoe D, Willey BM, Mulvey MR. Carbapenem-hydrolyzing Oxacillinase-48 and Oxacillinase-181 in Canada, 2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jan;19(1):157-60.
  • Marra F, Patrick DM, Chong M, McKay R, Hoang L, Bowie WR. Population-based study of the increased incidence of skin and soft tissue infections and associated antimicrobial use. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Dec;56(12):6243-9.
  • Taylor M, Brisdon S, Jeyes J, Stone J, Embree G, Paccagnella A, Hoang L, Galanis E. Salmonella enterica serovar Agbeni, British Columbia, Canada, 2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Sep;18(9):1542-3.
  • Turvey SE, Leo SH, Boos A, Deans GD, Prendiville J, Crawford RI, Senger C, Conley ME, Tilley P, Junker A, Janz L, Azana R, Hoang L, Morton TL. Successful Approach to Treatment of Helicobacter bilis Infection in X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia. Clin Immunol. 2012 Jul 28.
  • Tyrrell GJ, Lovgren M, Ibrahim Q, Garg S, Chui L, Boone TJ, Mangan C, Patrick DM, Hoang L, Horsman GB, Van Caeseele P, Marrie TJ. Epidemic of invasive pneumococcal disease, western Canada, 2005-2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 May;18(5):733-40.
  • Taylor J, Galanis E, Wilcott L, Hoang L, Stone J, Ekkert J, Quibell D, Huddleston M, McCormick R, Whitfield Y, Adhikari B, Grant CC, Sharma D. Salmonella Chester Outbreak Investigation Team. An outbreak of Salmonella Chester infection in Canada: rare serotype, uncommon exposure, and unusual population demographic facilitate rapid identification of food vehicle. J Food Prot. 2012 Apr;75(4):738-42.
  • Skowronski DM, Janjua NZ, Tsafack EP, Ouakki M, Hoang L, De Serres G . The number needed to vaccinate to prevent infant pertussis hospitalization and death through parent cocoon immunization. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1;54(3):318-27.
  • Sahni V, Naus M, Hoang L, Tyrrell GJ, Martin I, Patrick DM. The epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in British Columbia following implementation of an infant immunization program: increases in herd immunity and replacement disease. Can J Public Health. 2012 Jan-Feb;103(1):29-33.
  • Wilmer A, Lloyd-Smith E, Romney M, Hoang L, Hull M, and Champagne S. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Strain USA300 Is Prevalent among Hospital-Onset Cases in an Urban Canadian Setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Dec;32(12):1227-9. Epub 2011 Oct 19.
  • Hoang, L.M.N, Philips, P. and E. Galanis. 2011. Cryptococcus gattii: A review of the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of this endemic yeast in the Pacific Northwest. Clin. Microbiol. Newsl. 33: 187-195. Dec 2011.

Research Interest

  • Emerging pathogens
  • Healthcare acquired infections
  • Public Health
  • Molecular Microbiology