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Dr James Hatcher

Consultant in Microbiology and Virology


He is a dual training clinician in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology specialising in Paediatric Microbiology at GOSH. He works within the field of pathology with oversight of the bacteriology and virology laboratory routinely diagnosing infections in inpatients at GOSH. he works closely with Paediatric Infectious Diseases doctors and undertake regular inpatient ward rounds.

His research interests include antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial stewardship and he has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.

His ethos of practice is to provide high quality care in relation to the management of patients with known or suspected infection whilst maintaining an overview of the judicious use of antimicrobials.


  • Medical Microbiology and Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Diagnostic microbiology
  • Specialty Certificate Examination in Infections Diseases. Royal College of Physicians, London, 2014
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, RCPath London, 2012
  • Masters in Clinical Microbiology, Queen Mary University, 2012
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, RCP London, 2008
  • Diploma of Tropical medicine and hygiene, University of Liverpool. 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), University of Sheffield 2004
  • Multidrug resistant Gram negative infections and the role of new antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial stewardship

News & Publications

Jewell P, Dixon L, Singanayagam A, Ghani R, Wong E, Coleman M, Kearns A, Russell, Hatcher J. Severe disseminated infection caused by an emerging lineage of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (CC398) lacking classical virulence factors [accepted Emerg Infect Dis. June 2018]

Janmohamed A, Sathyavani S, Ghani R, Kinderlerer A, Sritharan T, Abbara A, Hatcher J. Pneumomediastinum complicating adult-onset measles. Clin Med (Lond). 2018 Oct; 18(5):403-405. PMID: 30287436

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