Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor, UBC
Affiliation(s):
St. Paul’s Hospital
Short Bio:
Dr. Marc Romney completed his medical degree at the University of Western Ontario, and went on to complete post-graduate training in Medical Microbiology at the University of British Columbia.  He subsequently pursued further training in epidemiology at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service fellow, at which time he provided public health support for outbreak investigations, including the response to SARS in California in 2003.
 
Dr. Romney has also completed training in tropical medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and in tuberculosis at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.
 
Dr. Romney currently practices Medical Microbiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, where he is Head of Medical Microbiology and Virology and Assistant Department Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  He is also the Medical Director for Laboratory Services, Yukon Hospital Corporation.
 
Additionally, Dr. Romney is on the Specialist Register (Medical Microbiology) of the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom, and has spent time working in both England and Wales since 2014.  More recently, he received authorisation to practice Medical Biology in France.
 
Dr. Romney is currently the Chair of the BC COVID-19 Testing Subcommittee, and is the Principal Investigator for a COVID-19 research study examining SARS-CoV-2 infection and immunity in older adults funded by the Government of Canada through Public Health Agency of Canada ($1.3M).

Academic background

  • BSc, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. 1993
  • MD, Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. 1996
  • DTM&H, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, England. 2001

Publications

Dr. Romney has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, and was the Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control at Providence Health Care for over 10 years.
 

Research Interest