Education and Professional Standing
- FRCPC Infectious Diseases, 1998
- FRCPC Medical Microbiology, 1998
- FRCPC Internal Medicine, 1996
- MD, Queens University, 1992
- BSc, University of Toronto, 1988
Research and Clinical Focus
Main research Areas: Detection of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria,
epidemiology of invasive candidiasis, diagnostic medical microbiology,
and laboratory safety.
Dr. Yamamura is Chair of the Royal College of Medical Microbiology Examination Committee and a member of the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board. She has been an assessor for the Ontario Laboratory Accreditation Program and the College of American Pathologists.
Dr. Yamamura is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and is the Head of Bacteriology and Mycology for the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, and a consultant in infectious diseases for Hamilton Health Sciences.
After earning a degree in palaeontology at the University of Toronto,
Dr. Yamamura obtained a degree in Medicine at Queen's University and then completed a fellowship in internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical microbiology at McMaster University. She currently teaches in McMaster's MD Postgraduate Program.