Amy Mathers, M.D.

Amy Mathers, M.D.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Amy Mathers, M.D., is an associate professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She received her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Humbolt State University and her M.D. from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She then did an Infectious Disease Fellowship and microbiology training at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Mathers's research focuses on the urgent problem of carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae. She has been evaluating detection methods in clinical microbiology and molecular transmission of carbapenemase genes for the last 12 years, with a focus on the hospital environment. Molecular characterization has included analysis of mobile resistance mechanisms with evaluation of plasmid evolution and mobility across species with next generation sequencing paired with more traditional techniques. Recently, Dr. Mathers has investigated the role that the hospital environment can play in evolution and dissemination of carbapenemase genes.