• Portrait of Sergio Fanella.
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Pediatrics and Child Health
    Room 530, Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-789-3619  
    Fax: 204-272-3095

Cross appointments

Holds cross appointments with:

Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases


Research achievements

Research summary

My research interests focus primarily on clinical pediatric infectious diseases issues, since <10% of my overall time is dedicated toward formal research activities.

My recent areas of focus have been in the area of the practical implementation of antimicrobial stewardship initiatives targeting the pediatric inpatient and outpatient populations.

This includes being co-investigator on a funded deliverable through the MCHP, establishing baseline statistics on outpatient antibiotic use in Manitoba.

I am part of working group with PIDS looking at current levels of telemedicine use by pediatric ID clinicians in the USA and Canada.

I have also published several papers outlining the presentation and management of pediatric blastomycosis in Manitoba.

Research themes

Clinical infectious diseases in children and adolescents

Research interests

  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Blastomycosis in children
  • Medical education in infectious diseases
  • MRSA infections in children
  • Telemedicine in infectious diseases
  • Vaccine hesitancy


  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • MRSA infections in children

Research groups

Research affiliations 

Research affiliations include:

Research scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) 


I came to Manitoba in 2003 for residency and joined the Section of Pediatric ID as a faculty member in 2010. I have been the Pediatric ID subspecialty residency training program director since 2011, during which time we have had an extremely successful group of trainees, who have all gone on to be leaders in infectious diseases fields in Canada. I am also the course director for the Year 1 medical student Infectious Diseases and Therapeutics Block (IDT) at the University of Manitoba. My interests include medical education, antimicrobial stewardship, telemedicine in ID, and blastomycosis.


Diploma, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine (2009)

Residency Training Program, Infectious Diseases, Pediatric, University of Manitoba (2008)

Residency Training Program, Pediatrics, University of Manitoba (2007)

Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Ottawa (2003)

Honours BSc, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Western Ontario (1998)


2021 nominations for:

  • Class of 2021: Clinical Teaching – Attending
  • Class of 2022: Best Teaching in Small Group
  • Class of 2022: Inspiration
  • Class of 2022: Innovation
  • Class of 2022: Mentorship

Pediatric Grand Rounds, University of Manitoba, Grand Rounds Presentation of the Year, 2019-2020. Co-recipient with Dr. E. Abrams for “The Importance of Beta-Lactam De-labelling and Intersection with Antimicrobial Stewardship (2020)

Med II – Pre-Clerkship (Class of 2021) Nomination for Mentorship (2020)

Med II – Pre-Clerkship (Class of 2021) Nomination for Inspiration (2020)

Med II – Pre-Clerkship (Class of 2021) Nomination for Best Teaching in Small Group Setting (2020)

Clinical Educator Award, Postgraduate Training Programs, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Top Clinical Teacher From all Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology Training Programs  (2017)

Contact us

Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada