Adjunct Prof W. John Spicer MBBS FRACP FRCPA FASM FACSHM DTM&H Dip.Bact


Phone: (03) 9244 0394


Adjunct Professor John Spicer graduated from the University of Melbourne and Alfred Hospital (1959), with further training in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, O&G and paediatrics (1960-65). He then spent five years in a Mission Hospital in Bangladesh (1966-70). Post-graduate study in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Melbourne, Sydney and London followed (1971-77), and later in USA and Europe (1984, 1991).

A/P Spicer was Physician & Director of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and HIV at Alfred Hospital (1975-99), and continues there as Consultant Physician/Microbiologist. From 1975 to date, he has been Senior Lecturer and then Adjunct Professor in Microbiology and Medicine at Monash University. He was Member then Chairman of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Diseases (1990-99).

One of the founding authors, A/P Spicer continued writing the Australian Antibiotic Guidelines from 1977 to 2009.He is author, chairman and presenter of over 120 articles, posters and papers including his single-author textbook on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

A/P Spicer joined Dorevitch Pathology in 2004, and is using his exceptionally wide experience by consulting with our referring doctors and regional laboratories.