Marc Mendelson is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town (UCT). He is Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, and founding Chair of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme. His involvement with international policy related to antimicrobial resistance includes work with the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Wellcome Trust. He is past-president of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, and current president of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.
Marc studied Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital, London and specialised in Infectious Diseases at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, where he attained his PhD. He moved to The Rockefeller University, New York in 2001 and subsequently to UCT to work on tuberculosis and innate immunity.