Academic Rank:
Clinical Professor
Short Bio:

Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital
Medical Microbiologist & Head, Division of Microbiology, BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

Academic background

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1992
  • MD, University of British Columbia. 1986
  • BSc, (Hon) Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University. 1980


  • Tilley PA. Fox JD. Jayaraman GC. Preiksaitis JK. Maculopapular rash and tremor are associated with West Nile fever and neurological syndromes. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. 78(5):529-31, 2007 May.
  • Wong S, Burk VF, Pabbaraju K, Broukhanski GC, Fox JD, Louie T, Mah M, Broukhanski G, Tilley PAG. Use of Sequence Based Typing for Investigation of Nosocomial Legionellosis in a Low Prevalence Population. Journal of Medical Microbiology. 55(Pt 12):1707-10, 2006 Dec..
  • Tilley PAG, JD Fox, GC Jayaraman, JK Preiksaitis. Nucleic Acid Testing for West Nile Virus RNA in Plasma Enhances the Diagnosis of Acute Infection in Symptomatic Patients. J Infect Dis 2006 193(10):1361-4.
  • Knorr L, Fox JD, Tilley P, Ahmed-Bentley J. Evaluation of Real-Time PCR for diagnosis of Bordetella pertussis. Biochemical Central BMC Infectious Diseases 2006. 6(62);1-12.
  • Cameron C, J Reeves, N Antonishyn, P Tilley, T Alport, B Eurich, D Towns, D Lane, J Saldhana. West Nile Virus in Canadian Blood Donors. Transfusion 2005. 45(4):487-91.
  • Gorsche R, P Tilley. The rash of West Nile virus infection. CMAJ 2005. 172(11):1440.
  • Melito PL, D.L. Woodward, J. Munro, J. Walsh, R. Foster, P. Tilley, A. Paccagnella, J. Isaac-Renton, J. Ismail. A Novel Shigella dysenteriae Serovar Isolated in Canada. J of Clin Microbiol 2005 43(2):740-4.
  • Tilley,P.A.; Zachary,G.A.; Walle,R.; Schnee,P.F. West Nile virus detection and commercial assays. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2005. 11(7):1154-5,
  • Tilley,P.A.; Walle,R.; Chow,A.; Jayaraman,G.C.; Fonseca,K.; Drebot,M.A.; Preiksaitis,J.; Fox,J. Clinical utility of commercial enzyme immunoassays during the inaugural season of West Nile virus activity, Alberta, Canada. J Clin Microbiol. 2005. 43(9):4691-5.
  • Fonseca K., Prince G.D., Bratvold J., Fox J.D., Pybus M., Preiksaitis J.K., Tilley P. West Nile virus and conjunctival exposure. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2005. 11(10) 1648-9.

Research Interest

Research Areas

Timely and accurate diagnosis of infectious agents is of the utmost importance in treating pediatric patients. I am interested in exploring how new technologies can be applied to improve the diagnosis of infectious disease and enable the best possible care of children.