Dr. Sergio Fanella
 Dr. Fanella
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Training Program
Departments of  Pediatrics and Child Health and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba
Degrees:Hon. BSc (Microbiology and Immunology), University of Western Ontario, 1998
Hon Diploma (Biochemistry), University of Western Ontario, 1999
MD, University of Ottawa, 2003
FAAP (Pediatrics), 2006
FRCPC (Pediatrics), University of Manitoba, 2007
FRCPC (Infectious Diseases), University of Manitoba, 2008
DTM&H, Gorgas Course, Peru, 2009

Room 530 Basic Medical Sciences Building,
745 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9
Ph: (204) 789-3619, Fax: (204) 789-3926

email: sergio.fanella@umanitoba.ca

Research Interests:
Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA infections in children; epidemiology of bacterial infections in children; Blastomycosis; antimicrobial resistance; pertussis; tropical and travel medicine.

Recent Publications:

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  1. Muthuri SG, Venkatesan S, Myles PR, Leonardi-Bee J, Al Khuwaitir TS, Al Mamun A, Anovadiya AP, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Báez C, Bassetti M, Beovic B, Bertisch B, Bonmarin I, Booy R, Borja-Aburto VH, Burgmann H, Cao B, Carratala J, Denholm JT, Dominguez SR, Duarte PA, Dubnov-Raz G, Echavarria M, Fanella S, Gao Z, Gérardin P, Giannella M, Gubbels S, Herberg J, Iglesias AL, Hoger PH, Hu X, Islam QT, Jiménez MF, Kandeel A, Keijzers G, Khalili H, Knight M, Kudo K, Kusznierz G, Kuzman I, Kwan AM, Amine IL, Langenegger E, Lankarani KB, Leo YS, Linko R, Liu P, Madanat F, Mayo-Montero E, McGeer A, Memish Z, Metan G, Mickiene A, Miki? D, Mohn KG, Moradi A, Nymadawa P, Oliva ME, Ozkan M, Parekh D, Paul M, Polack FP, Rath BA, Rodríguez AH, Sarrouf EB, Seale AC, Sertogullarindan B, Siqueira MM, Skr?t-Magier?o J, Stephan F, Talarek E, Tang JW, To KK, Torres A, Törün SH, Tran D, Uyeki TM, Van Zwol A, Vaudry W, Vidmar T, Yokota RT, Zarogoulidis P; PRIDE Consortium Investigators, Nguyen-Van-Tam JS.  Effectiveness of neuraminidase inhibitors in reducing mortality in patients admitted to hospital with influenza A H1N1pdm09 virus infection: a meta-analysis of individual participant data.  Lancet Respir Med 2014 May;2(5):395-404. 
  2. Adam HJ, Baxter MR, Davidson RJ, Rubenstein E, Fanella S, Karlowsky J, Lagace-Wiens, Hoban DJ, Zhanel GG.  Comparison of Pathogens and their Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pediatric, Adult, and Elderly Patients in Canadian Hospitals.  J Antimicrob Chem 2013;68 Suppl 1:i31-i37.
    20.  Sepehri S, Poliquin G, Alfattoh N, Boyd D, Mulvey M, Denisuik A, Fanella S, Karlowsky J, Walkty A.  Osteomyelitis due to multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria:  The first case report of a GES-13-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate in Canada.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2014;25(4):229-231.
  3. Stammers D, Aljuaid A, Fanella S.  A Forehead Mass in a Teenager.  Journal of Paediatrics and Child   Health (CPS).  June/July 2013.  18(6);305-307.
  4. Alharbi S, Van Caeseele P, Consunji-Araneta R, Zoubeidi T, Fanella S, Souid AK, Alsuwaidi AR.        Epidemiology of severe pediatric adenovirus lower respiratory tract infections in Manitoba, Canada,    1991-2005.  BMC Infect Dis 2012 Mar 13;12:55
  5. Fanella S, Lipkin H, Crockett M.  Presentation of Pediatric Malaria to a Canadian Children's Hospital.  J Trav Med 2012:19(6);391-394.
  6. Fanella S, Kadkhoda K, Shuel M, Tsang R.  "Local Transmission of Endemic Syphilis, Canada 2011".     Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2012 Volume 18(6); 1002-4.
  7. Fanella S, Singer A, Embree J. Review of Presentation and Management of Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis at Winnipeg Children’s Hospital.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2011:22(3):97-100.
  8. Bridger N, Fanella S.  The Basketball Player with Back Pain.  Pediatric Infect Dis J.  2011;30(10):915-916, 919.
  9. Fanella S, Pinto M, Bridger, N, Bullard, J, Coombs J, Crockett M, Olekson K, Poliquin P, Van Caeseele P, Embree J.  Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza in Hospitalized Children in Manitoba: Nosocomial Transmission and Lessons learned from the First Wave.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol.  2011;32(5):435-443.   
  10. Fanella S, Skinner S, Embil J.  The Clinical Manifestations and Outcomes of Pediatric Blastomycosis in Children and Youth:  A 30 Year Experience.  Med Mycology.  Epub 2011 Jan 5.
  11. Bridger N, Walkty A, Crockett M, Fanella S, Nichol K, Karlowsky J.  Caulobacter sp. as a Cause of Post-Neurosurgical Bacterial Meningitis in a Peditric Patient.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol.  Accepted for Online Publication.
  12. Fanella S, Walkty A, Bridger N, Crockett M, Consunii-Araneta R, Embree J, Karlowsky J.  Gastric Lavage for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Blastomycosis in Pediatric Patients.  Pediatr Infect Dis J.  Dec 2010; 29(12):1146-1148.
  13. Zhanel G, DeCorby M, Nichol K, Wierzbowski A, Baudry P, Tailor F, Lagace-Wiens P, Walkty A, Fanella S, Larios O, Mulvey M, McCracken M, Karlowsky J, The Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Alliance (CARA), Hoban, D.  Antimicrobial susceptibility of 6685 organisms isolated from Canadian hospitals: CANWARD 2007.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol.  Spring 2009, Vol 20 Suppl A: 20A-31A.
  14. Fanella S, Schantz D, Karlowsky J, Rubenstein E.  Septic Arthritis Due To Roseomonas gilardii in An Immunocompetent Adolescent.  J Med Microbiol.  Nov. 2009; 58: 1514-1516.
  15. Fanella S, Vinh D, Skinner S, Hamza S, Embil J.  Massive Pleural Effusion in a 10-Year Old.  Pediatr Infect Dis J.  2008, 27(9): 851-855.
  16. Fanella S, Embree J.  Index of Suspicion – Typhoid Fever.  Pediatrics in Review.  2008.  August, Vol 29(8).
  17. Fanella S, Embree J.  Group A Streptococcal Meningitis in a pediatric patient.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2008; 19(4):306-308
  18. Fanella S, Aoki F.  What’s Your Call?  Fever and skin redness in a 10 year old boy.  Can Med Assoc J.  2008, 178:1427-1428
  19. Fanella S, Fraser-Roberts L.  “The Accidental Tourist” – Mycobacterium tuberculosis Osteomyelitis.  Paediatr Child Health.  Vol 13 No 4, April 2008, 299-302.