Marilynn Fairfax

Marilynn Fairfax

(313) 745-4188

Marilynn Fairfax

Office Address

DMC University Laboratories
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI 48201

Position Title

Associate Professor


After 15 years as Medical Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratories at DMC University Laboratories, Dr. Fairfax remains active in diagnostic microbiology, and emphasizes postgraduate education.

Education Training

Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology (1971)
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA

Postdoctoral Fellowship
1971-1973: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

M.D. (1985)
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Residency in Pathology
1985-1989: University of Colorado and Affiliated Hospitals, Denver, CO, USA

Fellowship in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
1989-1991: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

Medical Education Responsibilities

Undergraduate Program
Lecturer for PGY2: Microbiology and Pathology Laboratories


Training Faculty in the Pathology Residency Program in the areas of microbiology, susceptibility testing, mycology, parasitology, virology, Serology, and molecular diagnostics
Training faculty in the Infectious Disease Fellowship (Adult and Pediatric) and Pharm D. Fellowship programs, in the areas of microbiology Laboratory. Training expertise includes: microbiology, mycobacteriology, susceptibility testing, mycology, parasitology, virology, serology, and molecular Microbiology.

Lecturer of Microbiology, Virology, Serology, and Research in the Medical Technology Program

Areas of Interest

Microbiology, Mycobacteriology Susceptibility Lab Testing Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking

Research Interests

Dr. Fairfax's research interests focus on problems with diagnostic modalities in use in the microbiology laboratory, on the identification of unusual organisms, and on usual organisms causing unusual problems.


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