Dr. Andrew D Kambugu, M.Med, FRCP (London)

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My brief biography

Dr. Kambugu is the Sande - McKinnell Executive Director, Infectious Diseases Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University and is an honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at MakCHS.

He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota (UMN), USA. He received his basic medical training as well as his masters in Internal Medicine at Makerere University in Uganda and undertook specialist training in Infectious Diseases in the USA and Canada. He has over 12 years of clinical experience in HIV medicine and is a member of 2 National HIV Subcommittees (Adult Antiretroviral Therapy and HIV Drug Resistance) of the Ugandan Ministry of Health.

He directed the HIV Clinic at the IDI for seven years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London, UK. Dr. Kambugu’ s research interests include HIV treatment outcomes in resource-limited settings, as well as the diagnosis and management of opportunistic infections in these settings with a focus on cryptococcal meningitis and tuberculosis.

He has accrued considerable experience in assembling clinical cohorts as well as conducting fairly large clinical trials in Uganda. He is a principal investigator on a number of clinical trials spanning the fields of HIV therapeutics, HIV treatment strategies and implementation science in Uganda.