Dr R Cunningham

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General information:
Richard Cunningham is a consultant microbiologist. He  graduated from Trinity College Dublin and trained in microbiology in Liverpool and Nottingham.  He was appointed to Derriford Hospital in 1996.

Qualifications: BA MB BCh BAO FRCPath

General areas of expertise:

  • General Microbiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Virology.

Particular areas of expertise:

  • Special interest in application of rapid molecular tests to hospital-acquired infections.
  • Infection in Critical Care, Renal and Neonatal Units.
  • Transplant infections
  • Research interest in the association between overuse of proton pump inhibitors and increased risk of infection.
  • Epidemiology of bacterial resistance.

Contact details:
Microbiology Department
Derriford Hospital

01752 430010

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