The Growing Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Robin Patel, M.D.

Answers From the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by Robin Patel, M.D., director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory and co-director of the Bacteriology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. They discuss antimicrobial resistance and why it’s a major global health concern.

Specific topics of discussion include:

  • Background information on antimicrobial resistance and why it is a growing threat to global health.
  • What is being done to address the problem, and Dr. Patel’s work as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.
  • How laboratorians and pathologists can advocate for continued action on antimicrobial resistance.

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Luci Gens

Luci Gens is a marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2022 and has over ten years of experience in hospital-based marketing and communications.