Dr. David A. Warrell MA, DM, DSc, FRCP, FRCPE, FRGS, HonFZS, FMedSci, HonFCeylonCP

David Alan Warrell is Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine and Honorary Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford. After training at Oxford, St Thomas’ Hospital and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London, he lived, worked, researched and travelled in many tropical countries, founding the Oxford-based Tropical Medicine Research Programme whose units in Thailand (since 1979) and elsewhere study malaria and other major tropical diseases. He is senior editor of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5th edition 2010) and has published research papers, articles and textbook chapters on malaria, rabies, relapsing fevers, other tropical and infectious diseases, comparative respiratory physiology, respiratory diseases, herpetology, venomous animals, envenoming and plant and chemical poisoning. He is a consultant to the World Health Organization, British Army, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Earth Watch International (conservation) and is past President of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and International Federation for Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Jay S. Keystone MD MSc (CTM) FRCPC

Born at the Toronto General Hospital in 1943 where he still practices tropical and travel medicine (boring!) He graduated from University of Toronto Medical School following which he trained in internal medicine in Toronto and Ann Arbor Michigan. After obtaining his MSc in clinical tropical medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine he carried out fieldwork in Africa and South America, and later trained as a leprologist near Vellore . He is past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine and the clinical group of ASTMH. Dr. Jay is an accomplished speaker in the areas of travel and tropical medicine where he is well known for his political incorrectness.

Professor Peter Chiodini
Specialities: Parasitology, Tropical & Infectious Diseases

Consultant Parasitologist since 1985, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine since 2002. Director of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) Malaria Reference Laboratory and the HPA Parasite Reference Laboratory. Peter Chiodini trained in Zoology at King’s College London and Parasitology at the Wellcome Research Laboratories, before undergoing specialist training in Communicable Diseases in Birmingham. He is Consultant Parasitologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Director of the Health Protection Agency Malaria Reference Laboratory and the HPA Parasitology Reference Laboratory. Professor Chiodini organises the UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Parasitology, is a member of the HPA Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention in Travellers and advises the National Blood Service on the prevention of transfusion-transmitted parasitic infections. Prof Chiodini’s research programme and publications focus on malaria and diagnostic methods for parasitic infections. He has many publications on malaria, schistosomiasis, hydatid and new diagnostic methods for the diagnosis of parasitic infections

Dr. Eli Schwartz, MD DTMH

The Director of the Center of Geographic Medicine & Tropical Diseases at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel. He is the past- President of the Asia-Pacific Travel health (APTH) society. He is the President of the Israeli society of Parasitology, & Tropical diseases. His activities include (i) Editorial board of J. Travel Med. (ii) Editorial board of The Open Tropical Medicine Journal. He is deeply Involved in Tropical and Travel Medicine since 1980. He gained his field experience while working for several years in Asia and Africa.He published several books and about 190 articles and chapters in the medical literature on travel and tropical diseases. His last book “Tropical Diseases in Travelers” (Wiley-Blackwell) was published last in 2009.

Dr. Dilip Mathai MD PhD FRCP (Lond.) FCAMS FICP FIDSA

Dr. Dilip Mathai is a Professor of Medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu in India. He serves Chief Mentor to Infectious Diseases Training and Research Center (IDTRC), Dr Benjamin Pulimood Laboratories for Infection, Immunity and Inflammation (BMPLIII) and the Managing trustee ACTFID (ACC CMC Trust for Infectious Diseases) NACO ART Center at Vellore. After obtaining MBBS and MD medical degree from the same college he trained as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Division of ID, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences, Los Angeles, California (1987-1998) and later as a visiting scientist in the Division of Medical Microbiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa (1999-2001). He is Editor–in- chief: Journal for Global Infectious Diseases. He is appointed by the National AIDS Control Organization of India as National Trainer and conducts physician training in AIDS. His research interests include: antimicrobial resistance surveillance, evaluation of newer anti-infectives, randomized control studies, HIV-TB co-infections, HPV infection among MSM in India, community acquired pneumonias and control of hospital infections. He has received over 80 operating research grants from, ICMR, NIH, DBT . .His goal is to develop an accredited post doctoral training program for ID at several center in India.


Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith MD PhD MIH TM&H

Dr Annelies Wilder-Smith is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and the Director of the Travellers’ Screening and Vaccination Clinic, National University Hospital Singapore. She obtained her MD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1987, and her MIH at Curtin University in 2002 and her PhD from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2003. She is a public health physician with extensive postgraduate training and experience in travel & tropical medicine and vaccine preventable diseases. She is the module coordinator for communicable diseases for the MPH course and runs short courses in global health. Her research interests are meningococcal and influenza vaccines, travel health, dengue, tuberculosis, SARS, and other emerging diseases. Dr. Annelies Wilder-Smith has published more than 80 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals. She co-edited the book “Manual of Travel Medicine & Health” (Steffen/DuPont/Wilder-Smith, 2003 and 2007, B.C. Decker Inc) and “Travel Medicine: tales behind the science” (Wilder-Smith, Schwartz, Shaw; Elsevier, 2007) and authored the book “How to take a medical history in Chinese” (Armour Publishing ISBN 981-4045-29-2). She is Editorial Consultant to The Lancet, on the editorial board for the Journal of Travel Medicine, advisor to GeoSentinel, was the editor for the World Health Organization for ‘International travel and health 2007 and 2008’, and maintains an active role as external advisor to the International Health Regulations Secretariat, WHO, with regards to travel health.

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Dr. Mary J Warrell MB BS, MRCP, FRCPath 

After qualifying in medicine at St Mary’s Medical School and having further medical training in London, Mary carried out research directed by David Taylor-Robinson on the pathogenicity of chlamydiae and mycoplasmas at the MRC Division of Communicable diseases at Northwick Park Clinical Research Centre, Middlesex. She returned to hospital medicine to become a clinical virologist in Oxford. Seven years were spent as a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Bangkok Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Mahidol University, as deputy director of the Wellcome-Mahidol University Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme while based in James Porterfield’s laboratory at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. In collaboration with Thai colleagues, clinical research concentrated on the investigation of: the pathogenesis and treatment of severe malaria; assisting in research on snake bite; the management and treatment of rabies encephalitis and the economical use of rabies vaccines, notably by multi-site intradermal application. Later posts were held in the University of Oxford, studying the neuropathogenicity of dengue virus, and currently as Honorary Senior Researcher at the Oxford Vaccine Group at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine. Interest in all aspects of the rabies virus and infection continues through: clinical vaccine trials to improve the acceptability and immunogenicity of economical rabies prophylaxis in developing counties; encouraging the implementation of new methods especially in Africa and Asia; teaching and as a WHO advisor. She is an author of over 70 papers published between 1970 and 2010, and has contributed chapters on lyssaviruses to major textbooks. Mary is a trustee of the Margaret Pyke Trust, the principal sponsor of the Population Sustainability Network.

Dr. Mark Thomas 

I am currently Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, and an infectious disease physician at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand. I graduated from Auckland University in 1979 and during the next six years trained as a physician in hospitals in Auckland. From 1985-1988 I continued my training in infectious diseases in London, based at St Georges Medical School, and then returned to work in Auckland. My interests are in the care of adult patients with HIV infection and the great diversity of other infectious diseases seen in a large tertiary hospital. Current interests include the pathogenesis of disease due to Staphylococcus aureus, strategies to encourage responsible use of antimicrobials, and the interactions between infections and human behaviour.

Dr. O C Abraham MD MPH 

He was trained in “Clinical Infectious Diseases” at the Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan. Dr OC Abraham is a well-loved teacher and a renowned clinician sought after by specialists, peers and students internationally and nationally. He is Professor and Head of the Medicine at Christian Medical College Vellore and is responsible for the development of the CMC antibiotic policy; hospital acquired infection (HAI) surveillance and has contributed towards the Hospital Infection Control manual as well. He has been responsible for start of the “post doctoral Infectious Disease fellowship” at CMC Vellore

Dr. Buddha Basnyat M.D., M.Sc., F. A. C. P., FRCPC ( E)

Dr Buddha Basnyat completed his MBBS from Punjab India. After which he proceeded to his Masters in Respiratory Physiology at the University Of Calgary, Canada. He is certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and subsequently is now a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). He is the Principal Investigator for the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit/Nepal based at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu. He is also the Medical Director of the Nepal International Clinic which specializes in altitude related illnesses and the Himalaya Rescue Association. He is the President Elect for the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM). He and his team of young scientists do research on high altitude medicine and infectious diseases both of which are in plentiful supply in Nepal. He is a member of the Editorial for : High Altitude Medicine and Biology; Wilderness and Environmental Medicine; Journal of Travel Medicine; author and co-author of over 70 publications, 26 letters, 8 books/chapters, invited speaker on international level. 

Dr. Camilla Rodrigues 

She is at present a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and the Chair of Infection Control at the Hinduja Hospital. Dr Rodrigues completed her MBBS from AFMC, in 1979, and subsequently served a 5 year Short Service Commission in the Indian Navy as a Medical Officer, from 1980 –1985. She completed her MD (Microbiology) from AFMC in 1987, and joined the Hinduja Hospital in 1988. She is currently a recognized postgraduate teacher for DNB Microbiology and is a guide for MSc and PhD at the University of Mumbai. She served as a member of the Task Force, under the DGHS, GOI to assess, review and suggest measures for antibiotic resistance in 2010. She is currently a member of the National Working Group for Tuberculosis on Case Finding & Diagnostics for The National Strategic Plan (2012-2017), Central TB Division, and also a member of the National Laboratory Committee (NLC) under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program, Govt of India. She has authored 163 publications in international and national journals, as well as book chapters, and conducted 70 research projects as the principal or co-investigator with tuberculosis being a focused area of research. She has received 16 awards / prizes and given over 400 presentations internationally and regionally.

Lt.Gen.D.Raghunath MD,DCP,FRC Path, FAMS

Lt.Gen.D.Raghunath PVSM, AVSM (retd.), is Principal Executive, Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore. He is a medical graduate from Grant Medical College, Mumbai (then Bombay). He holds a Diploma in Clinical Pathology and MD in Pathology / Bacteriology from Poona University, Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and is a Fellow National Academy of Medical Sciences. Lt. Gen. Raghunath has been Professor and Head of Microbiology of the Armed Forces Medical College in the 1980s and later its Dean and Commandant. He was elevated as the Director-General, (Indian) Armed Forces Medical Services and retired from the appointment in 1997. In recognition of his distinguished service he has been awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal and the Ati Vishist Seva Medal. He has served on the Advisory Committees of a number of research institutes National Institute of Virology, Pune, National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata. Presently his is with ICMR Virus-Unit, Kolkata, Regional Medical Research Centre for Tribals, Jabalpur, National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai etc. He also consults with the Indian Council of Medical Research and other national governmental bodies on Infectious Diseases matters particularly emerging infections and microbial containment facilities. He has published about 40 papers in international and national journals and his research areas include: rickettsial diseases, streptococcal infections and antibiotic susceptibility, testing and assay. He is on the Indian National Advisory Board of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Dr. FD Dasur MD FRCP (Lond)

Dr. FD Dastur was born and educated in the UK. In 1969 he joined the KEM Hospital in Mumbai where he remained for 17 years to become Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine. His main interest is infectious diseases and especially tetanus. In 1987 he joined Hinduja Hospital in the private sector where he remains till today, - striving with colleagues to create infectious diseases as a specialty section in India.

Dr. Shyam Sundar MD, FRCP (London), FAMS, FNASc, FASc, FNA D

Dr Shyam Sundar joined the Institute of Medical Sciences in 1972 as a MBBS student, and went on to complete his MD in Internal Medicine in 1981. He joined as a Lecturer in Medicine at BHU in 1981, and in 1997 rose to the chair of Professor of Medicine, and headed the department for his tenure of three years. Dr Shyam Sundar is an outstanding researcher, who gave tremendous thrust to both clinical and applied research in visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in India. His pioneering clinical research has put Institute of Medical Sciences as a global leader in clinical research on VL. He has been trained in Infectious diseases at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, Sloan Katering Memorial Hospital, New York and Cornell University, New York, USA. He described several breakthroughs in the treatment of kala-azar, and was instrumental in development of the effective oral drug “miltefosine” for the treatment of VL which was finally approved for oral treatment of VL. Based on his work, India was the first country to approve its use, and now it is being used world wide. He led the pivotal paromomycin trial, based on which the drug was approval by the Government of India. He has also done excellent work on lipid associated amphotericin B. His work on successful treatment of Indian VL with single dose liposomal amphotericin B is considered as a major breakthrough and has earned worldwide acclaim. In the diagnosis of kala-azar, his pioneering work on rapid rK39 strip test resulted in the global application of this tool for the diagnosis, and it is being used in the national programmes of India and several countries of the world. He was first in the world to introduce short course combination therapy in VL with modern drugs. He was first to describe emergence of large scale drug resistance including drug resistant strains, and a novel mechanism of drug resistance in clinical isolates. He is a fellow of several prestigious organisations including Royal College of Physician, London, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, and all three Science Academies of India.

Dr. Mary S Mathews MD 

Dr Mary S Mathews is Professor of Microbiology at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu in India. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Armed Forces Medical College, Poona, followed by an MD in Microbiology at Christian Medical College, Vellore in 1980. She spent two years on a research scholarship in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Adelaide in Australia from 1986-1988. She has more than 30 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience in Microbiology. Dr Mathews has published more than 50 scientific papers in peer reviewed national and international journals. She has contributed a chapter on “Emerging Yeast Pathogens” in the “Handbook of Pathogenic Yeasts” which has recently been published by Springer Ltd. She was President of Society for the Indian Human Animal Mycologists (SIHAM) from 2006-2008. She is also a member of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) and a member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM). She is a well-known mycologist in India, with a national and international profile.

Dr. Rajshekhar

Dr. Rajshekhar of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore. He finished his M.Ch. (Neurosurgery) in 1987 and has since been on the faculty of the Department of Neurological Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore. He did a Cerebrovascular Fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA from 1989 to 1991. He has won the following awards: Madurai Neuro Association Award of Neurological Society of India, Shakuntala Devi Amirchand Award for Young Scientists for the year 1996 conferred by the Indian Council for Medical Research; Fr. Lourdu F. Yeddanapalli Award for Outstanding Research conferred by the Christian Medical College for the year 1999; Basanti Devi Amirchand Award for the year 2007 conferred by the Indian Council for Medical Research . He has delivered three Orations – Prof. B. Ramamurthi Oration of the Institute of Neurology of Madras Medical College, in 2008, the Delhi Neuroscientists Association Dr. A D Sehgal Oration in 2007 and the Andhra Pradesh Neuroscientists Association Dr. B. Muralidhar Oration in 2006. He is a member of the International Expert Group on Cysticercosis. He has 196 papers in peer reviewed journals, 24 Chapters and 1 book (Solitary Cysticercus granuloma). He was an invited speaker at 15 International meetings and 60 National meetings. He is member of the Editorial Board for 5 journals including Neurology India, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (Official publication of the World and American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery) and British Journal of Neurosurgery. He is a reviewer for 12 international journals including JNNP, Lancet etc. He was the Secretary (1994-2000) and President (2005-2007) of the India

Dr. Anand Zachariah MD DNB 

Dr. Anand Zachariah, Professor in the Department of Medicine I. He completed his MBBS in 1985 and MD Medicine in 1993 from Christian Medical College, Vellore. His areas of interest are: Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS, Clinical toxocology with focus on organophosphate poisoning and plant poisoning and Medical education- undergraduate education and distance education. He has implemented the following projects: Physician training towards inproving HIV / AIDS care, Up-scaling of Fellowship in HIV Medicine, Fellowship in Secondary hospital medicine programme.

Dr. Gagandeep Kang MD PhD FRCPath FAAM

Dr. Gagandeep Kang, MD, FRCPath, PhD is Professor of Microbiology, Head of the Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences and the Vice Principal for Research at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Gagandeep Kang is a pioneer in the use of molecular tools to study the epidemiology of enteric infections. Her research interests are broadly in the fields of the epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis of and prevention of viral and parasitic gastroenteritis. All of Dr. Kang's research utilizes laboratory techniques that are state of the art, while employing sound epidemiologic practice, creating a unique blend of applied science that has lead to Dr. Kang being recognized in India and overseas as an exceptional researcher. Her research has led to practical interventions to prevent diarrhoeal disease, and continues to lay the groundwork for further interventions in the form of treatment techniques and vaccines

Dr. Kristine Morch MD 

Dr. Kristine Mørch is a senior consultant in infectious diseases and head of National Centre for Tropical Infectious Diseases in Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen Norway. She graduated from the University of Trondheim in 1990, and became specialist in infectious diseases in 2004. In 2003 she got her Exam in Tropical medicine and parasitology from University of Oslo. As head of Centre for Tropical medicine in Bergen since 2005, she has run postgraduate courses in parasitology and tropical medicine annually in Norway, and has been Norwegian coordinator for the Course in Tropical Medicine at CMC since the first course in 2007. She has published scientific papers on Giardia, malaria and hepatitis C. Centre for Tropical medicine at Haukeland University hospital and Department of Medicine at CMC has had a scientific and training collaboration since 2005

Dr. Bjørn Blomberg MD PhD

Dr. Bjørn Blomberg is a consultant physician in infectious diseases at Haukeland University Hospital (HUS), Bergen, and associate professor of infectious diseases at the University of Bergen. He has given lectures at the international short-course tropical medicine course at CMC, Vellore, India since the start in 2007. He has experience from clinical work in internal medicine in Tanzania, and has a PhD from the University of Bergen based on research on antimicrobial resistance in bloodstream infections in Tanzania. He has worked two years in the global tuberculosis programme in WHO, Geneva

Dr. Priscilla Rupali MD DTM&H

Dr. Priscilla Rupali is a Professor and Head of the Department Infectious Diseases at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. Her interest in Infectious diseases began when she was a research officer in 1995 in the Department of Medicine-I and Infectious Diseases and worked on various projects related to HIV infection and risk of exposures to blood borne pathogens among health care workers. Now she works as faculty in the same unit, and has been actively involved in patient care, treatment, research and medical education (undergraduates and post graduates) in all aspects of Infectious diseases. She has been a faculty member contributing actively to “Fellowship in HIV Medicine” (which is a distance learning programme with 4 contact session and a project aimed at improving existing facilities in HIV), and the NACO India affiliated “Training of trainers for antiretroviral therapy in HIV and management of opportunistic infections”. She also acquired a “Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene” in 2008 at the Universidad Cayetano Heredia affiliated to the University of Alabama Birmingham. She has been an active participant of the International Short Course in Tropical Medicine being held at CMC Vellore every year and is now the national coordinator for this year’s course. Her interests include Tropical Medicine, HIV and transplant related Infectious diseases.

Dr. George M Varghese MD DNB DTMH 

Dr. George M Varghese is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine & Infectious Diseases at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Varghese received his postdoctoral fellowship training in Infectious Diseases from Wayne State University, USA. He has a special interest in tropical medicine, having trained at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Subsequently, he has worked as a clinician, teacher, and researcher at the Christian Medical College, his alma mater. Dr. Varghese describes his career in Infectious Diseases in India as both challenging and rewarding. The challenges include splitting time among many different need areas of clinical care for patients with complex ID problems, conducting research, teaching, problem-solving and presenting work at meetings and conferences. The rewards are seen on a daily basis on the faces of satisfied patients and on a larger scale in the successful implementation of management protocols for the treatment of various infections. He also has an adjunct faculty appointment at Wayne State University, USA. His current research includes genotyping and studying the immunopathogenic mechanisms in Rickettsial infections. Dr. Varghese’s other research interests include mycobacterial and tropical infections

Dr. Peter Daley MD FRCPC DTM+H

Peter Daley is a Canadian infectious diseases physician and medical microbiologist with a primary research interest in tuberculosis diagnostics, epidemiology and treatment. He is assistant professor of Medicine at Memorial University. He worked at the Infectious Diseases Training and Research Center at the Christian Medical College Vellore for three years. Prior to that he was a research fellow at McMaster University where he worked on 16S sequencing of mycobacteria. He holds a diploma in Tropical Medicine from the Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru, and a number of national and international research grants for work in Tuberculosis and HIV, including an ongoing randomized clinical trial examining the effect of adjunctive vitamin D in TB treatment

Dr. Sitara Rao MD 

Dr Sitara Swarna Rao completed her undergraduate training in medicine at T D Medical College, Alleppey , India followed by a MD in Microbiology at CMC Vellore, India in 2005. Currently she is working as a faculty at the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, CMC, Vellore and holds an adjunct position in the Dept. of Public Health & Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston . She has recently completed her PhD dissertation work on the molecular epidemiology and immune response to cryptosporidiosis in children and the HIV infected with Prof Gagandeep Kang as her guide. She is involved with teaching parasitology to medical students, training workshops for students from other institutions and also the diagnostic parasitology laboratory. Her research interests include enteric protozoan infections like cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis. She currently has three independent external grants to support her work on cryptosporidiosis. She also has internal grants on toxoplasmosis and hydatid disease with her clinical colleagues

Dr. Joy Sarojini Michael MD, MRCPath

Dr. Joy Sarojini Michael MD FRCPath ( Medical Microbiology), is an Professor in the Department of Microbiology , at Christian Medical College Vellore since 2006. She looks after the section of mycobacteriology at CMC and has been responsible for various modification of equipment , standardizations in reporting and accreditation of the Mycobacteriology laboratory. She has independently received Grants for study of new diagnostics for mycobacteria from FIND diagnostics, Geneva for. At the national level she is working with RNTCP in implementing DOTS plus programme i.e early diagnosis and treatment of MDR TB patients from 5 districts in Tamil Nadu.She also has many publications to her credit especially in the fields of Tuberculosis and Mycology . Her other interest is Infection Control and she has been the Secretary of the Hospital Infection control committee at CMCH Vellore since 2007. Her primary areas of interest include Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Infection control and Antibiotic Stewardship. She has organised training programmes in fluorescence microscopy for the diagnosis of tuberculosis ,and taken part in undergraduate and post graduate training programmes in laboratory diagnosis in Microbiology including Mycology and Infectious diseases.

Dr. Rajiv Karthik MD MPH

Dr. Rajiv Karthik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases. After completing both his undergraduate and Post Graduate training at CMC Vellore he subsequently joined the faculty in the department of Medicine. He is actively involved as faculty in both the “Fellowship in HIV Medicine” (which is a distance learning programme with 4 contact session and a project aimed at improving existing facilities in HIV), and the NACO India training programs. His special areas of interest include HIV/AIDS and HPV