Dr Rajesh Rajendran
MBBS, FRCPath, PG Dip in Infection Control
Location: TDL Manchester
Dr Rajesh Rajendran is a Consultant Microbiologist and Associate Medical Director for Infection Control at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. After doing his primary medical qualifications in Nepal, he did his initial postgraduate training in critical care in India before moving to the UK. He did his specialist training in Microbiology and Virology and clinical infections in the UK, and is on the specialist register of the GMC.
Dr Rajesh Rajendran has expertise in the management of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis , tropical infections and sepsis on a daily basis. His other interests include decontamination of endoscopes, ventilation and infections arising from surgery. He has been leading the clinical management of COVID-19 cases with regards to diagnosis, testing, and prevention strategies in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. He is also actively involved in Antibiotic Stewardship, including the development of evidence-based guidelines conducting antibiotic ward rounds and participating in surveillance and audits as prescribed by the Department of Health on antibiotic consumption to reduce antibiotic resistance. As an infection control doctor, he aims to ensure that standards are maintained within health care settings on all aspects of decontamination, sterilization of instruments and scopes and maintain theatre standards and ensure water quality and food quality for patients and health care.
Dr Rajendran has presented numerous papers ,most recently on antimicrobial stewardship at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. He was also the Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Antimicrobial Program Board, and is actively involved in a Commonwealth Project on antibiotic resistance in Ghana.