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Amit Achhra

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

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Amit Achhra, MPH, PhD, MD

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I have completed my internal medicine residency training at the NYP/Weill-Cornell, New York, and fellowship in Infectious diseases/HIV at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston. Prior to that, I did a PhD at the Kirby Institute/University of New South Wales (Australia) in epidemiological studies in HIV/AIDS. Clinically, I'm interested in HIV primary care, cases of HIV with complex resistance history, STIs, COVID-19 therapeutics, and general infectious diseases. In my clinical educator role, I train residents and fellows at Yale in ID and HIV, as well as work with CT DPH and Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center as the educator Faculty. My current research is focused on implementation work in HIV care, STIs and clinical trials in HIV and COVID-19.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Mass General Brigham/Harvard Medical School (2021)
  • Resident
    NYP/ Weill Cornell Medical Center (2019)
  • Intern
    Mt Sinai School of Medicine (Bronx program) (2017)
  • PhD
    University of New South Wales (2012)
  • MPH
    University of Wollongong (2008)
  • MD
    K J Somaiya Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (2007)


  • Syphilis and Lyme disease
    New Haven, CT, United States 2024
    Yale Physician Assistants Program Lecture
  • Doxy PEP for STIs
    Getting2U Podcast, published on Spotify and Google podcasts 2023
    Getting2U Podcast Series
  • HIV ART Updates 2022-2023
    Philadelphia, PA, United States 2023
    Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice Didactic session, Drexel University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

Deans List Award – competitive award for outstanding research for Ph.D., UNSW, Australia2011
Kirby Institute/UNSW Scholarship for PhD for 3 years (total approx. USD 125,000)2009
Distinction Award for MPH, University of Wollongong2008
TATA Trust Scholarship (nationally competitive 50% tuition fees for medical school) based on academic performance2005

Professional Service

NBC CTInvited expert to discuss Doxy PEP for STIs2023
Clinical Advisory Team of Connecticut Sexual Health CoalitionChair the Clinical Advisory Team on STIs and Mpox formed by CT DPH in response to STI epidemic in the CT state. Advisory team's input will help CT DPH make policy decisions to combat this epidemic. 2023 - Present
STI Clinical Advisory Board, CT DPHCo-chair CT STI Clinical Advisory Board. Lead meetings with other clinicians and stakeholders in the CT state to discuss initiatives that can alleviate in ongoing STI epidemic.2023 - Present
Yale School of MedicineI co-founded this monthly conference called "Ambulatory ID Rounds". It provides a platform for various clinicians to discuss their active complex cases and ask questions from their peers. Goal is to improve patient care and increase clinical learning in a collegial environment.2022 - Present
Journal Of Infectious DiseasesReviewer2022 - Present
Yale School of MedicineInfectious Disesaes Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee2022 - Present
AIDS Research and TherapyAssociate Editor2017 - 2023
Clinical infectious diseases (CID); Journal of infectious diseases (JID); Diabetes care; BMJ Open; JAIDS; PLOS One; HIV Medicine; BMC infectious diseases; PLOS neglected and tropical diseases; Infectious agents and cancerReviewer2012 - Present

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