Dr. David Goldfarb is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease and an Associate Member of the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, at McMaster University.
Dr. Goldfarb earned his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax and pursued the residency training program in pediatrics at the University of Ottawa. In 2009, he completed a combined pediatric fellowship in infectious disease and medical microbiology in Ottawa. After completing his training he joined as a faculty member at Botswana’s newly established School of Medicine and had assisted with the development of the undergraduate and pediatric residency training programs there. He has also provided pediatric consultant services for communities in the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut since 2007. Today, Dr. Goldfarb splits his time between McMaster University and the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana, as an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Botswana.
Dr. Goldfarb’s current research focuses on novel diagnostics for pediatric infectious diseases. He is leading a team of collaborators from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Botswana and McMaster that plans to design an innovative, user- and patient-friendly sample collection method that will allow for point of care testing for gastroenteritis. Combined with more recent, highly sensitive detection techniques, this work could have immediate impact in much of the world where diarrheal disease remains deadly and for the large part undiagnosed.