Johann D.D. Pitout
MD, MMed, FFPath (SA)
Preferred method of communication
Research and teaching
My main research interests are resistance to antimicrobial agents among Gram-negative bacteria especially the laboratory detection, characterization, molecular epidemiology and evolution of bacteria with newer b-lactamases such as AmpC, Extended-spectrum b-lactamases and Carbapenemases. I have also been involved in population-based studies and the role of high-risk clones and mobile genetic elements (such as plasmids) among bacteria producing these newer types of b-lactamases.
- Named on the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 highly cited researchers list on Webb of Science.
- 2020: Recognition by University of Calgary and the Web of Science Group as one of the most cited cross-field researchers in the world from 2008-2018.
- Thought leader in antimicrobial resistance.