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Area of Practice Infection control, Microbiology
Specialist Interests

Infection prevention and control, medical management

Professional Profile

Dr Sara Mumford is a consultant microbiologist and completed her specialist training at Charing Cross Hospital and at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Her previous posts have included Consultant Microbiologist at William Harvey Hospital and Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at Kent Health Protection Unit.

Dr Mumford’s particular interest is in infection prevention, infectious diseases and medical management. She is leading the pathology transformation project for Kent in partnership with East Kent Hospitals.

She was appointed as Director of Infection Prevention and Control at MTW in 2007 and led a turnaround in infection control across the Trust which resulted in a 94% reduction in C. difficile infection and a 96% reduction in MRSA bacteraemia since 2006.

Dr Mumford continues to lead the Infection Prevention strategy for the Trust and the ongoing reduction in healthcare associated infections. She became the Trust’s Medical Director in 2024.