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Anton Peleg is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Director of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University. He is also a research group leader in the Department of Microbiology, Monash University. His research spans clinical to basic research, with a focus on hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial resistance, infections in immunocompromised hosts and understanding mechanisms of disease caused by hospital pathogens. He has a particular clinical interest in complex infections in highly vulnerable patient groups, including patients with cystic fibrosis, lung and stem cell transplant recipients, and infections in patients with burns or in intensive care.

Clinical activities

Infectious Diseases Physician, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne VIC

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 19 Feb 2027

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

2010 → …

Master of Public Health, Harvard University

2009 → …

External positions

Director Infectious Diseases Clinic, Alfred Health

Head of Travel Medicine Clinic, Alfred Health

Head, Victorian NPEP Service, Alfred Health

Executive, Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre

Research area keywords

  • antibiotic prescribing
  • antibiotic resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • qualitative research
  • resi
  • bacteria
  • candida
  • epidemiology
  • hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • infection
  • microbial drug
  • diabetes
  • immunity
  • glycaemic control
  • hospital-acquired infections
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • infections in immunocompromised hosts

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Research Output

A mouse model of Staphylococcus aureus small intestinal infection

Larcombe, S., Jiang, J-H., Hutton, M. L., Abud, H. E., Peleg, A. Y. & Lyras, D., 31 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Medical Microbiology. 69, 2, p. 290-297 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

An audit of nitrofurantoin use in three Australian hospitals

Wijma, R. A., Curtis, S. J., Cairns, K. A., Peleg, A. Y. & Stewardson, A. J., Mar 2020, In : Infection, Disease and Health. 25, 2, p. 124-129 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Antimicrobial resistance in the Pacific Island countries and territories

Loftus, M., Stewardson, A., Naidu, R., Coghlan, B., Jenney, A., Kepas, J., Lavu, E., Munamua, A., Peel, T., Sahai, V., Tekoaua, R., Tudravu, L., Zinihite, J., Cheng, A., Rafai, E. & Peleg, A., 28 Apr 2020, In : BMJ Global Health. 5, 4, 8 p., e002418.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Biofilm formation and migration on ventricular assist device drivelines

Qu, Y., McGiffin, D., Kure, C., Ozcelik, B., Fraser, J., Thissen, H. & Peleg, A. Y., Feb 2020, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 159, 2, p. 491-502.e2 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Cost-effectiveness of transplanting lungs and kidneys from donors with potential hepatitis C exposure or infection

Scott, N., Snell, G., Westall, G., Pilcher, D., Raggatt, M., Walker, R. G., Hellard, M., Peleg, A. Y. & Doyle, J., 29 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 11 p., 1459.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


  • 1 Membership of industry collaboration/ network

Monash Antimicrobial Resistance Group (Event)

Trevor Lithgow (Chair/Co-Chair), , Max Cryle (Member), , Kellie Tuck (Member), , Ana Traven (Member), , Thomas Naderer (Member), , Julian Rood (Member), , Dena Lyras (Member), , Anton Peleg (Member), , Mibel Aguilar (Member), , Fasseli Coulibaly (Member), , Sheena McGowan (Member), , Meredith Anne Okeeffe (Member), , Matthew Belousoff (Member), & Philip Heraud (Member)

1 Mar 20171 Jan 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of industry collaboration/ network