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Dr Barzo Faris

Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Infection Prevention & Control Doctor



Special Interests:

Establishing high-quality infection prevention and control in hospitals and community settings. Leads on clinical microbiology in the community. Also has special interests in diabetic foot infections and home outpatient antimicrobial therapy (HOPAT)


Dr Faris has been a Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Virology since 2000. He trained as a Specialist Registrar in Microbiology and Virology in Glasgow and worked as a Consultant Microbiologist at Macclesfield Hospital and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust before joining Trafford. He has been at Trafford since 2005, providing a high quality CPA-accredited, evidence-based and patient-focused service. Dr Faris delivers a comprehensive microbiology service including bacteriology, serology, mycology and parasitology. He is also Trafford’s Infection Prevention & Control Officer, providing advice on all aspects of infection prevention and control matters, and has published papers in high-impact medical journals. Dr Faris’ expertise has been a key element in Trafford’s success at achieving one of the lowest rates of MRSA bacteraemia in the country, with no cases in more than 1,000 days), as well as achieving its targets for reducing C difficile infection. Since joining Trafford, he has developed its Infection Prevention & Control service by setting up multi-disciplinary teams, which he chairs, and by spearheading improvements of the orthopaedic theatres, medical wards (including neutropenic rooms), Intensive Care Unit and catering facilities. Direct: 0161 746 2469 Secretary: 0161 746 2747 barzo.faris@cmft.nhs.uk