Contact Information

John P. Veinot, M.D., F.R.C.P.C (Canada)
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Tel: 613-562-5422

Sheila Schnupp
Office and Residency Program Administrator (Anatomical)
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8342

Manon Levesque Undergraduate Program and Office Coordinator
451 Smyth road,
Room 4155
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M5

Tel: 613-562-5422

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Robert Slinger

M.D. (Queens University, Kingston, ON), F.R.C.P.C  Medical Microbiology (University of Ottawa), F.R.C.P.C Pediatrics (University of Ottawa), Pediatric Infectious Diseases (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB)

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Medical Microbiologist and Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultant
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Telephone: 613-737-7600 ext. 2651
Fax: 613-738-4832

Areas of Clinical Expertise

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Areas of Laboratory Medicine Expertise

  • Medical Microbiology

Research Interests

Infectious Disease Molecular Diagnostics using innovative techniques such as:

  • Nanolitre real-time PCR
  • High-resolution melting analysis
  • Pyrosequencing 'édiv.

Recent Publications

  • Slinger R, Yan L, Chan F, Forward K, Cooper-Lesins G, Best L, Haldane D, Veldhuyzen van Zanten S. Pyrosequencing assay to rapidly detect clarithromycin resistance mutations in Canadian Helicobacter pylori isolates. Can J Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep;23(9):609-12.
  • Goldfarb DM, Slinger R, Tam RK, Barrowman N, Chan F. Assessment of flocked swabs for use in identification of streptococcal pharyngitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Sep;47(9):3029-30.
  • Slinger R, Bellfoy D, Desjardins M, Chan F. High-resolution melting assay for the detection of gyrA mutations causing quinolone resistance in Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Apr;57(4):455-8.
  • Slinger R, Yan L, Myers R, Ramotar K, St Denis M, Aaron SD. Pyrosequencing of a recA gene variable region for Burkholderia cepacia complex genomovar identification. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Aug;58(4):379-84.
  • For description of ongoing research, please see Tech Notes: QPCR New Applications. L. Lederman. BioTechniques 47:817-819 (October 2009)

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