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Dr. Vijay V. Yeldandi, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FIDSA

is a specialist in infectious diseases with a special interest in disorders of the immune system primarily recipients of transplants. An educator for his entire career, he is board certified in Infectious Diseases (ABIM, USA) and is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago

He is part of the faculty of the “Center for Global Health” at the University of Illinois at Chicago and adjunct faculty at the “Public Health Foundation of India” He is passionate about “Salutogenesis” as the strategy for the vision of “One Health” anchored in social justice.

His work over the last three decades includes:

  • (1) laboratory research in antimicrobial resistance and molecular genetics
  • (2) Translational research in infectious disease diagnostics
  • (3) Clinical research in transplant infectious diseases; HIV epidemiology
  • (4) Antimicrobial development and clinical trials
  • (5) Public Health in India
  • (6) Infection Prevention and Patient Safety
  • (7) Six Sigma (Black Belt) in health care. His work in providing technical support to National AIDS Control Organization of Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India is funded by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 2005-2025.

He is a Full bright Specialist December 2019- December 2022. He is a member of the Community of Practice for “Implementing Public Policy” at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

His work has been recognized by several awards for excellence in teaching and leadership.

Phone : 1 (312)489-8030-- India 91-7893003300

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