Victor L.T. Leung
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Medical Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
I was born at St. Paul's Hospital and grew up in Vancouver. After medical school and residency in Internal Medicine at UBC, I moved to Montreal and completed a combined fellowship in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at McGill University. I returned to Providence Health Care in 2011 and worked in Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Microbiology laboratory and the Infectious Diseases Consultation service. I was offered the exciting opportunity to lead and implement the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in April 2013.
- BSc (Honours Physiology), UBC 2001
- MD, UBC 2005
- Internal Medicine Residency, UBC 2008
- Infectious Diseases Fellowship, McGill University 2010
- Medical Microbiology Fellowship, McGill University 2011
Expertise / Research Interests
- Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Nosocomial infections
- Implementation science
- Infection Prevention and Control practice
- Diagnostic test utilization
- Rational antimicrobial prescribing
Havey, TC., Hull, MW., Romney MG., Leung V. Retrospective cohort study of inappropriate piperacillin-tazobactam use for lower respiratory tract and skin and soft tissue infections: opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship. Am J Infect Control. Published online July 6, 2015.
Russel, C., Young, I., Leung, V., Morris, K. Healthcare workers' decision-making about transmission-based infection control precautions is improved by a guidance summary card. J Hosp Infect. 2015:90(3):235-239.
Levy, A., Szabo, S., Lozano-Ortega, G., Lloyd-Smith, E., Leung, V., Lawrence, R., Romney, M. Incidence and Costs of Clostridium difficile Infections in Canada. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. June 3, 2015.
Leung, V., Lloyd-Smith, E., Romney, M. Classification of MRSA cases detected at the time of hospital admission: does the 'look-back' period matter? J Hosp Infect., 2013(84):256-258.
Lloyd-Smith P, Younger J, Lloyd-Smith E, Green H, Leung V, Romney MG. Economic analysis of vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a Canadian hospital: assessing attributable cost and length of stay. J Hosp Infect. 2013 Sep;85(1):54-9.
Leung V, Gillis J, Raboud J, Cooper C, Hogg RS, Loutfy MR, Machouf N, Montaner JSG, Rourke SB, Tsoukas C, Klein MB, CANOC Collaboration. Predictors of CD4:CD8 ratio normalization and its affect on health outcomes in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. PLOS ONE. Accepted: 4 Sept 2013.
Leung, V., Loo, V.G., Frenette, C., Domingo, M.C., Bourgault, A.M., Mulvey, M., Robson, H. First Canadian Outbreak of Enterobacteriaceae expressing Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase Type 3. The Candadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Autumn 2012, Volume 23 Issue 3:117-120.
Leung, V., and Miller, M. Detection of scabies: a systematic review of diagnostic methods. The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Winter 2011, 22(4):143-146.
Mubareka S, Leung V, Aoki FY, Vinh DC. Famciclovir: a Focus on Efficacy and Safety. Expert Opin Drug Safety. 2010. 9(4):643-58.
Infection Prevention and Control
Providence Health Care
1190 Hornby St., 5th Floor
Administrative assistant: June Monthatawil
External Links / Resources
(accessible via hospital intranet only)