Michael Payne

Medical Microbiologist


I am originally from Southwestern Ontario and received my undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Western Ontario. I moved to Vancouver to complete my residency in Medical Microbiology (2010-2015). I have recently started as staff for Providence Health Care, working in both the microbiology and virology laboratories.

Academic Background

  • BSc (Geography), UWO 2006
  • MD, UWO 2010
  • Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) 2014
  • FRCPC (Medical Microbiology) 2015

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Travel/tropical Medicine

Teaching Interests

  • Travel/tropical Medicine
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology

Selected Publications

  • Payne M and Roscoe D. Evaluation of two chromogenic media for the isolation and identification of urinary tract pathogens. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014.
  • Wong J, Payne M, Hollenberg S. A Double-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccination Schedule in Travelers Presenting for Late Consultation. J Travel Med 2014.
  • Payne M, Rupar T, Siu G, and Siu V. Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite Genetic Disorder Database. Paediatr Child Health 2011 16(3):e23-4.
  • Barra L, Payne M,, Pope J. Real-World Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis: Cost-Effectiveness Based on Number Needed to Treat to Improve Health Assessment Questionnaire. The Journal of Rheumatology 2009 36(7): 1421-1428.
  • Payne M, Rupar T, and Siu V. Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite Genetic Disorder Database. University of Western Ontario Medical Journal 2009 78(3): 71-74.


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
604-682-2344 ext 63279