Dr Robin Smith

Consultant Speciality Lead, Microbiology

Dr Robin Smith

Dr Robin Smith trained in medicine at The United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’. She was drawn to microbiology as a discipline spanning all medical specialties and affecting the whole population, during a time of emerging antibiotic resistance and increasing recognition of the importance of infection prevention and control.

After specialty training, she joined the Royal Free Hospital as a microbiology consultant in 2005, becoming clinical lead for Microbiology in 2014. She has specialist interests in infection prevention and control, microbiology diagnostics and sexually-transmitted infection.

She is an honorary senior lecturer for UCL Medical School, involved in undergraduate medical student teaching and is module lead for a postgraduate MSc in Healthcare Associated Infection Control.

As a microbiology consultant, she spends a lot of her time liaising between the laboratory and the patient; advising doctors on how best to investigate for infection, as well as treating patients on the basis of laboratory results. As a consequence, she strongly believes that world-class diagnostics are fundamental to the patient experience and outcome.

HSL is a partnership between The Doctors Laboratory, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (the Royal Free London) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

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