Download Curriculum Vitae

Rita Gander, Ph.D., ABMM has worked for more than 25 years in the field of clinical microbiology.  She serves as a director and clinical consultant of the clinical microbiology laboratories at St. Paul University Hospital and Parkland Health and Hospital System.  Dr. Gander is a microbiology lecturer to medical students, pathology residents, clinical microbiology fellows and infectious diseases fellows.


University of Texas at Austin (1973)
Graduate School
University of Texas Health Science San Antonio (1985)

Research Interest

  • Development and/or evaluation of diagnostic methods in clinical microbiology, particularly molecular assays.


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's List at University of Texas
  • Dean's List at University of Houston
  • Distinguished Service Award, 2000, Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology
  • S.E. Sulkin Award for Outstanding Student Paper, 1985, Texas Branch of American Society for Microbiology (Fall), San Antonio, Texas

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • North Texas Society for Pathology (2005)
  • Texas Society of Infectious Diseases (1994)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (1992)
  • American Board of Medical Microbiology (1990)
  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (1989)
  • Texas Society for Clinical Microbiology (1988)
  • American Society for Microbiology (1981)
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists (1975)