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Amit Achhra

MD, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases

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Amit Achhra, MD, MPH, PhD

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Biography

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. Some of my notable work has focused on impact of BMI and weight gain from antiretroviral therapy on diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes; dual-drug therapies for HIV/AIDS; inflammatory markers and clinical outcomes in HIV; and implementation research on improving HIV treatment outcomes in Asia-Pacific, amongst others. Clinically, I'm interested in HIV primary care, cases of HIV with complex resistance history, COVID-19 therapeutics, and general infectious diseases.

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)

Honors & Recognition

AwardDate
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

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale School of MedicineInfectious Disesaes Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee2022 - Present
AIDS Research and TherapyAssociate Editor2017 - Present
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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