Dr Lynette Waring


Special Practice Responsibilities

Director of Microbiology and Immunoserology



Phone number

03 9287 7475

Email: lynette.waring@mps.com.au

After graduating from the University of Western Australia and several years of paediatric training, Dr Waring completed her FRCPA in Medical Microbiology at Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, followed by an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Stanford University Medical School, California. After conducting research at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) on Leishmaniasis DNA vaccines, she was appointed Medical Microbiologist at Dorevitch Pathology, then worked in California for Chiron on the meningococcal Gp B vaccine, and was Director of Clinical Research and Medical Affairs for Microbiology at Roche Molecular Systems.

Dr Waring returned to Australia initially as a Medical Microbiologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women in Perth before returning to Melbourne early in 2010 to join Melbourne Pathology as the Director of Microbiology and Immunoserology.

She has a strong interest in education including training new registrars and is active in the RCPA. Her special interests include new diagnostic methods, infection control, antibiotic stewardship and resistance, antenatal infections, mycology and parasitology.