Ted Steiner, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Steiner is Professor of Medicine and Division Head in Infectious Diseases at the University of British Columbia. He is also an Associate Member of the UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology. He works as an Infectious Disease physician at Vancouver General Hospital and is a research scientist at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. He has a longstanding basic science research program studying innate immunity, particularly as it relates to intestinal immunology, enteric infections, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He also studies adaptive immune responses to pathogens, including SARS-CoV2, CMV, and C. difficile. His research projects are funded by CIHR, Crohn’s & Colitis Canada, Merck Canada, Inc., and the Canadian COVID-19 Immunity Task Force.
In addition to his basic laboratory research, Dr. Steiner runs a clinical research program with investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored studies on C. difficile infection, COVID-19, and multidrug-resistant infections. He is the Medical Director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Clinical Research Unit and co-chair of the UBC COVID-19 Clinical Research Coordination Initiative Working Group, helping to oversee COVID-19 research projects in BC.