Dr. Nikki Townell : Clinical Team Leader, Infectious Disease Physician and Clinical Microbiologist

Dr. Nikki Townell

Clinical Team Leader, Infectious Disease Physician and Clinical Microbiologist

Dr. Nikki Townell completed medical training at Manchester University, UK in 2004. She completed postgraduate training in both infectious diseases and clinical microbiology in Brisbane, Australia in 2015 and is recognised as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists Australia. She has worked as a consultant at Mater Hospital Brisbane and Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Australia. For the past 6 years, she has undertaken voluntary and consultancy projects in the Pacific region, involving a number of organizations including World Health Organization and University of Papua New Guinea. Her activities in the Pacific region include microbiology capacity building in Solomon Islands, development of national antimicrobial guidelines for Marshall Islands, development of Pacific region antimicrobial guidelines for Orthopaedic surgeons, Surgical Site Infection workshops and Infection Control workshops in Fiji and Solomon Islands. Nikki joined DMDP as Clinical Team Lead in January 2019. She is working with Cambodian doctors and nurses to improve knowledge about microbiology and strengthen capacity in regards to diagnosis and management of infections.

Dr. Khim Gaëtan, MD : DMDP Clinical Mentor

Dr. Khim Gaëtan, MD

DMDP Clinical Mentor

Dr. Gaëtan Khim is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences in Phnom Penh. After graduating, he worked in a private clinic in Phnom Penh for three years. He is now working with DMDP as a Clinical Mentor under the direction of Dr. Frances Daily. Dr. Gaëtan and Dr. Daily participate in Continuing Medical Education and teaching sessions at Provincial Hospitals and are also active in teaching medical students at the University of Health Sciences. Dr. Gaëtan speaks Khmer, English and French.

Dr. Joe Hessell :

Dr. Joe Hessell

Joe Hessell received his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Rutgers University, USA in 2012. He then completed a post-graduate year of clinical residency training at Saint Michael's Medical Center in New Jersey, USA. He stayed on after residency to serve as the Infectious Disease Pharmacist, overseeing the hospital's antimicrobial stewardship program. Since 2013, he has been recognized by the American Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He has served as a consultant for World Health Organization in Cambodia to develop the National Guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Healthcare Facilities. Joe joined DMDP as Expert Pharmacist in June 2017, working with Cambodian healthcare staff to improve rational use of antimicrobials and more effectively utilize the microbiology laboratory.