Dr. Jose Alexander

AdventHealth Orlando

Preventing antimicrobial resistance: The importance of rapid and accurate identification of microbials

Dr. Jose Alexander, Director of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at AdventHealth, discusses how his team is tackling the spread of antimicrobial resistance by providing rapid and accurate identification of microbials, which enables pharmacists and infectious disease physicians to treat patients with the appropriate antimicrobial treatment. Alexander also discusses the importance of identifying beta-lactamase for a successful clinical outcome for the patient.



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Dr. Jose Alexander

AdventHealth Orlando

Dr. Jose Alexander received his Ph.D. in medical microbiology and bacteriology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2006. Since then, Jose has worked as a clinical microbiologist with an overarching goal of helping to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, going on to become Director of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at AdventHealth.