Chief & Director,Infectious Diseases, VHS-Infectious Diseases Medical Centre, India
Dr.N.Kumarasamy is the Chief & Director of Infectious Diseases Medical Centre at Voluntary Health Services (VHS) Hospital in Chennai and directs the clinic which provides medical care for more than 20,000 persons with HIV and Infectious Diseases in Chennai, Southern India. Dr.Kumarasamy is the Director and Site Leader for the Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site of US National Institutes of Health which conducts multisite Therapeutics (ACTG) and prevention (HPTN) clinical trials. He is involved as Clinical Investigator for several on- going clinical research projects with University of California-San Diego, Brown University- Providence , Harvard University-Boston, USA and University of New South Wales/Kirby Institute -Sydney, Australia. Dr.Kumarasamy is a clinician and a researcher in Infectious disease with more than 20 yrs of experience and has published more than 375 manuscripts in peer reviewed medical journals. He has conducted several landmark Antiretroviral clinical trials which had impacted Treatment Guidelines. His publications on Impact of Antiretroviral therapy has led to several Antiretroviral scale up programs in developing countries. Dr.Kumarasamy is an advisor and expert panel member for World Health Organization - ARV Treatment guidelines committee and a Clinical advisor to Clinton Health Access Initiative. Currently he is the Regional Representative for Asia for ACTG/NIH. He has a particular interest on the long term impact of Antiretroviral Therapy in resource limited settings.