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Dr Sam Hume

Dr Sam Hume

Dr Sam Hume

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Infectious diseases and general medicine physican
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections
Global Health, Public Health
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (VIDS)

Dr Sam Hume is an infectious diseases and general medicine physician. Sam’s clinical focus is on providing excellent bedside care for his patients across a variety of infectious diseases commonly encountered in the hospital setting. As head of Medical Unit 1 in the Department of General Medicine and Director of Physician Education at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Sam seeks to expand core competencies in junior doctors across a range of diagnostic and management principles in both infectious diseases and general medicine.

  • Key Achievements
    • Sam works across both inner city and outer metropolitan hospitals in Melbourne in public and private practice, including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. This provides exposure to a full range of common and uncommon infectious diseases in both normal and immunocompromised hosts. He is active in antimicrobial stewardship and travel medicine, and has published original research in gastrointestinal infections, HIV, antimicrobial stewardship and travel medicine. Sam teaches and examines both under and postgraduate students, and plays a key role in junior doctor recruitment and training.