Dr Evan Bursle





Infectious diseases and microbiology


(07) 3377 8402


Special practice responsibilities

SNP Infection Control Committee representative for Greenslopes Private Hospital, Icon Cancer Centre and Sunnybank Private Hospital



Dr Evan Bursle is a consultant infectious diseases microbiologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane. He is also a clinical infectious disease physician visiting the Princess Alexandra and Logan Hospitals and Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane.

Dr Bursle works across all areas of infectious diseases and microbiology in both the laboratory and clinical practice. He graduated in Medicine from The University of Queensland in 2006, having won the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and having become a recipient of the John Flynn Scholarship (2003-2006). This took him to Christmas Island Hospital, part of the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service, and gave him early exposure to tropical medicine and infectious diseases. 

He went on to physician training at the Princess Alexandra and Greenslopes Private Hospitals and undertook pathology training at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and Pathology Queensland. He gained fellowships of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2016.

Dr Bursle joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in 2017 and is involved in all aspects of infectious diseases and microbiology. He played a lead role in coordinating the COVID-19 response in Brisbane’s Metro South Health.

He is also active in the areas of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship and is co-Chair of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee. He serves on a number of hospital infection control committees including those of the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Icon Cancer Care, and Sunnybank Private Hospital. He is also a member of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, and the Patient Safety and Quality Committee.

Dr Bursle is widely published with papers on topics ranging from SARS-CoV-2 sample collection and COVID-19 treatment to novel mycobacteria, and he is currently the lead researcher in a multi-site research project on Nocardiosis in Queensland. As a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland, he is also involved in teaching.He holds several professional memberships, including the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, Australian Society for Antimicrobials and the Australian Society for Microbiology.

Dr Bursle has a long-held passion for his chosen field of infectious diseases and microbiology, finding its scope, variability, and changeability both fascinating and challenging. He says in no other specialty do you see new diseases routinely popping up. It is not only essential to have an understanding of human pathology and pathophysiology but also of all the countless organisms that humans encounter.

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