Anton Peleg is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, NHMRC Practitioner Fellow and Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
He is Theme Leader for Infection and Immunity at Monash Academic Health Research and Translational Centre, and has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He completed his infectious diseases clinical training in Australia in 2005 and then went to the USA for four years and worked at the Harvard-affiliated hospitals; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a Masters of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and also completed a PhD in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology with a focus on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and genomics. He returned to Australia in 2010 as a clinician-scientist. His research interests are in hospital-acquired infections, AMR and novel solutions, bacterial genomics, mechanisms of pathogenesis and infections in immunocompromised hosts. He is also an active clinician working in the area of hospital-acquired infections and transplant infectious diseases. He has received numerous national and international awards for his advanced research and contribution to Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.