Marc Mendelson is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town (UCT).
He studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London and specialised in Infectious Diseases at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he attained his PhD. He moved to the Rockefeller University, New York in 2001 and subsequently to UCT to work on tuberculosis and innate immunity.
Marc is Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and South African lead for AMR on the Global Health Security Agenda. He is a technical advisor to WHO, the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), the Fleming Fund, and a member of the AMR Core Team of the World Economic Forum/Welcome Trust collaboration on implementing new models of antibiotic R&D.
He is out-going President of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, and President-Elect of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.