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Dr Jhumur Roy

Managerial responsibilities

Director, Infectious Diseases Laboratories


Infectious Diseases Serology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology


Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Special interests

Antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria, diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori


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After graduating in medicine at the University of Calcutta, Dr Jhumur Roy received his MD degree in medical microbiology from the Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, India.

His interest in tropical medicine led him to work in Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia for more than 10 years. As a Consultant Microbiologist at the Port Moresby General Hospital& Central Public Health Laboratory, Dr Roy travelled extensively throughout Papua New Guinea, supervising every laboratory in the country.

In 1999, he moved to Australia and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, after undergoing clinical microbiology training at Royal Darwin Hospital and Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS), Adelaide, followed by positions at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, in Brisbane. In 2004, Dr Roy accepted a position as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at the Canberra Hospital. In 2006, he moved to Adelaide and worked as a Medical Consultant at the Specialist Unit of the Communicable Disease Control Branch, Department of Health, before joining Clinpath Laboratories in January 2007.

As Director of the Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Clinpath, Dr Roy is responsible for the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal diseases and serves as consultant on one of the major private hospital Infection Control Committees. He is also a NATA assessor and an examiner in microbiology for the RCPA.

Dr Roy takes an active role in the clinical sector and encourages consultation from referring doctors, regarding diagnostic testing for infectious diseases, interpretation of laboratory results and, in particular, is always available to provide advice on antibiotic use.