McGill University Health Center
Dr. Cheng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University, in Montreal. He leads the medical mycology laboratory and practices clinical infectious diseases at the McGill University Health Centre.
Dr. Cheng obtained his medical degree from McGill University in 2011. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of British Columbia in 2014. Dr. Cheng returned to McGill University to pursue a combined fellowship in infectious diseases and medical microbiology, which he finished in 2017. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2019 before establishing his clinical research program at the McGill University Health Centre.
Dr. Cheng’s research interests include treating patients with potentially lethal infectious diseases, such as those with severe manifestations of sepsis, bloodstream infections, and opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts. His research program focuses on improving outcomes in these conditions by developing novel treatment strategies and diagnostic assays. His research program is funded by research operating grants from the US National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. Dr. Cheng has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowship grants from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Association of Medical Microbiologists and Infectious Diseases Specialists of Canada, and the Fonds de Recherche Santé Quebec. He was also the recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.
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