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Presenter: William Werbel, Ligia Camera-Pierrotti, Thuan Tong Tan, Sishir Gang, , ,
Authors: William Werbel, Ligia Camera-Pierrotti, Thuan Tong Tan, Sishir Gang, Siriorn Watcharananan, Judith Anesi
William Werbel, MD PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Section of Transplant/Oncology Infectious Diseases, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Director of Epidemiology and Quantitative Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Transplant Research Center. Research efforts include serving as principal investigator of the Johns Hopkins national observational cohort of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine responses in immunocompromised persons, as well as the site principal investigator and protocol member for the NIH-funded COVID-19 Protection after Transplant (CPAT) trials. Other activities include membership and research within the multicenter HOPE in Action clinical trials group advancing the practice of HIV-to-HIV organ transplantation.
Lígia Camera Pierrotti, MD, PhD, is an ID physician graduated in State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in 1993. M.Sc and Ph.D. in Infectious Diseases at University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2004. She is currently assistant physician at the Kidney Transplant Unit and leader member of Infectious Diseases on Immunocompromised Host Group at the Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (HCFMUSP). Ligia Pierrotti is Co-Chair of ID Committee of the Brazilian Association of Organ Transplantation (ABTO) and is permanent member of the Brazilian Standing Committee on Biosurveillance. Dra. Lígia is a member of Member ID Committee of National Transplant Program coordinated by Brazilian Ministry of Health and a member of TID/TTS. Her research has been directed towards epidemiology, prevention and management of infections in immunocompromised host, particularly solid organ transplant. Dra. Lígia is currently Associate Editor of Transplant International Journal.
Dr.Tan Thuan Tong MBBS, FAMS (Singapore), FRCP (UK), PhD(Lund) is a Senior Consultant and heads the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Singapore General Hospital. He has a special interest in immunocompromised hosts and transplantation. He is trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He earned his PhD (Microbiology) in 2007. He is a part time senior consultant with Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH). He is also an ID panelist assisting the Health Science Authority (HSA) Medicines Advisory Committee on Covid therapeutics and vaccines evaluation. He chairs the VIFAP (vaccine injury financial assistance program) in MOH. Lastly, he is serving as a Co-Deputy Chair of the MOH Transplantation Services Advisory Committee.
Dr. Sishir Gang joined the department of Nephrology, Muljibhai Patel Urological hospital in 1997 and is the Chairman of the Department, since 2010. He holds a visiting faculty position at the Pramukhswami Medical college and Shri Krishna Hospital in Karamsad, Gujarat.
Dr. Gang received his MBBS and MD (general medicine; awarded Gold medal) from Baroda Medical College. His training in Nephrology, with degrees of DM and DNB, from the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore and MGR University, Tamil Nadu. He has been awarded international fellowships from the International Society of Nephrology at the Arkansas Institute of Medical Sciences in Little Rock, USA, and from the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis at the University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia, Missouri, USA.
His main area of interest is in renal transplantation. Dr. Gang has authored multiple original articles and book chapters. He has held several presentations at national and international conferences. He has mentored more than 50 Nephrologists.
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