Katherine Plewes


Dr. Katherine Plewes is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a principal investigator at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow in Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford.

She is specialized in Adult Infectious Diseases graduating from UBC, then completed the UBC Clinical Investigator Program and a DPhil in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford focused on the pathophysiology of malaria. She also completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the University of Liverpool and is currently a committee member to the PHAC Canadian Advisory on Tropical Medicine and Travel. Dr. Plewes’ research interests focus on malaria and tropical diseases. She continues to work with an international and multidisciplinary team at the Mahidol Oxford Research Unit located in Bangkok, Thailand, focused on the pathophysiology and treatment of severe malaria, and the causes of fever and sepsis management in low- and middle-income settings.

She has over 10 years of field experience, currently working on active projects in Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2019, Dr. Plewes was awarded a 3-year CIHR Project Grant and MSFHR Health Professional-Investigator award to assess the renoprotective role of acetaminophen in severe pediatric malaria.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Plewes, please see NCBI.