Dr Meaghan Cotter
Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), antimicrobial resistance, healthcare associated infection, medical ethics
Dr Cotter graduated from University College Dublin in 2000 and following internship in 2001 completed Basic Surgical Training (BST) and MRCS examinations in Ireland. Following this she underwent specialist training in clinical microbiology in Ireland.
Dr Cotter worked as a locum consultant in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin in 2011-2012 prior to joining the microbiology department in St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. While working in Ireland she was a member of numerous national committees including the HALT (Healthcare Associated Infections in Longterm care facilities) Steering Group 2011-2012 and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Advisory Group on the Prevention and Control of Multidrug Resistant Organisms (excluding MRSA) in the Healthcare Setting. She chaired the South West London Pathology Microbiology Transition Group as the clinical lead from Jan 2014-Jan 2015 and has been the clinical lead of the OPAT service from 2013-present.