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Victor Leung


Microbiology and Virology


Medical Microbiologist

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Medical Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Victor Leung




Clinical Associate Professor, UBC




I was born at St. Paul's Hospital and grew up in Vancouver. After medical school and residency in Internal Medicine at UBC, I moved to Montreal and completed a combined fellowship in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at McGill University. I returned to Providence Health Care in 2011 and worked in Infection Prevention and Control, Medical Microbiology laboratory and the Infectious Diseases Consultation service. I was offered the exciting opportunity to lead and implement the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in April 2013.

Academic Background

  • BSc (Honours Physiology), UBC 2001

  • MD, UBC 2005

  • Internal Medicine Residency, UBC 2008

  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship, McGill University 2010

  • Medical Microbiology Fellowship, McGill University 2011

Expertise / Research Interests

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Nosocomial infections

  • Implementation science

Teaching Interests

  • Infection Prevention and Control practice

  • Diagnostic test utilization

  • Rational antimicrobial prescribing


  • Havey, TC., Hull, MW., Romney MG., Leung V. Retrospective cohort study of inappropriate piperacillin-tazobactam use for lower respiratory tract and skin and soft tissue infections: opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship. Am J Infect Control. Published online July 6, 2015.

  • Russel, C., Young, I., Leung, V., Morris, K. Healthcare workers' decision-making about transmission-based infection control precautions is improved by a guidance summary card. J Hosp Infect. 2015:90(3):235-239.

  • Levy, A., Szabo, S., Lozano-Ortega, G., Lloyd-Smith, E., Leung, V., Lawrence, R., Romney, M. Incidence and Costs of Clostridium difficile Infections in Canada. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. June 3, 2015.

  • Leung, V., Lloyd-Smith, E., Romney, M. Classification of MRSA cases detected at the time of hospital admission: does the 'look-back' period matter? J Hosp Infect., 2013(84):256-258.

  • Lloyd-Smith P, Younger J, Lloyd-Smith E, Green H, Leung V, Romney MG. Economic analysis of vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a Canadian hospital: assessing attributable cost and length of stay. J Hosp Infect. 2013 Sep;85(1):54-9.

  • Leung V, Gillis J, Raboud J, Cooper C, Hogg RS, Loutfy MR, Machouf N, Montaner JSG, Rourke SB, Tsoukas C, Klein MB, CANOC Collaboration. Predictors of CD4:CD8 ratio normalization and its affect on health outcomes in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. PLOS ONE. Accepted: 4 Sept 2013.

  • Leung, V., Loo, V.G., Frenette, C., Domingo, M.C., Bourgault, A.M., Mulvey, M., Robson, H. First Canadian Outbreak of Enterobacteriaceae expressing Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase Type 3. The Candadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Autumn 2012, Volume 23 Issue 3:117-120.

  • Leung, V., and Miller, M. Detection of scabies: a systematic review of diagnostic methods. The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Winter 2011, 22(4):143-146.

  • Mubareka S, Leung V, Aoki FY, Vinh DC. Famciclovir: a Focus on Efficacy and Safety. Expert Opin Drug Safety. 2010. 9(4):643-58.


Infection Prevention and Control Providence Health Care 1190 Hornby St., 5th Floor Vancouver, BC Administrative assistant: June Monthatawil

External Links / Resources (accessible via hospital intranet only)
  • http://phc-connect/programs/antimicrobial/Pages/default.aspx

  • http://phc-connect/programs/infection_control/Pages/default.aspx



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