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Dr. Samir Patel is a clinical microbiologist and deputy chief of microbilogy at Public Health Ontario where he provides clinical expertise in various areas, including bacterial vector borne diseases, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and hospital associated infections. Dr. Patel is also an associate professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Dr Patel is a member of various provincial and national and international working groups including Lyme disease diagnostic working group, antimicrobial resistance working group (co-chair), Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare, Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute, and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology mentorship committee (co-chair). Dr. Patel has been awarded number of CIHR funded grants (co-PI) including CIHR-PHAC funded Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network.