Faculty

Dr. Lynora Saxinger

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

About Me

Dr. Saxinger is an academic Infectious Diseases specialist, whose professional career outside patient care is focused on antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance, with involvement in hospital, health system and national collaborations to improve antibiotic stewardship practice, and resistance and utilization surveillance. She is a founding member and past chair of the Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Committee of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada, and has worked as an advisor with both the Canadian Hospital Epidemiology Committee/CNISP collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and with the Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance in utilization reporting of human antimicrobial use data.  She has also been a consultant to the Auditor General of Canada, and was a Principle Investigator of a commissioned 2012 report for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, “Antimicrobial Resistance and Utilization Surveillance in Canada.”  She is involved in education, policy development and knowledge translation in medical and other health care professional training, and has spoken at agricultural/food animal meetings as well as veterinary conferences on antimicrobial resistance and changing patterns of antimicrobial use.   Her current role is Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta, and Medical Lead of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Northern Alberta, with Alberta Health Services.   

Teaching

I enjoy teaching Undergraduate Discovery Learning in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as teaching medical students, residents and subspecialty residents on Infectious Diseases (such as HIV), Stewardship, Resistance, and Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamic topics in undergraduate Foundations lectures, and academic half day lectures.      

Research

Antimicrobial Utilization and Resistance, Surveillance of Antimicrobial Utilization and Resistance

One Health - AMR

Antimicrobial Stewardship - prospective Audit and Feedback

Management of patients with beta lactam allergy


Research Keywords

Antibiotic Stewardship, Antibiotic Utilization, Antimicrobial Resistance, Growth Promotors in agrifood, Population Health, Surveillance

Team Members

Antimicrobial Stewardship AHS/Drug Stewardship Team AHS

Drug Utilization AHS