Prof. Mendelson studied Medicine at St Mary's Hospital,
London and specialized in Infectious Diseases at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge,
where he attained his PhD in Cytomegalovirus latency. Marc undertook post-doctoral
studies at The Rockefeller University, New York, working on the interaction
between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and dendritic cells, before transferring
his research to Cape Town. In April 2007, Marc was appointed as principal specialist
and head of Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur
Hospital, University of Cape Town. He is also Director of the Cape Town GeoSentinel
Site for surveillance of travel-related illnesses, the first GeoSentinel Site
in Africa. Marc is the current President of the Federation of Infectious Diseases
Societies of Southern Africa (FIDSSA) and the past President of the Infectious
Diseases Society of Southern Africa. He has a diverse range of research interests
in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, HIV, TB and Travel Medicine.
Prof. Mendelson is the chair of the ProMED Committee and serves on the External Affairs and ICID Program Committees.