Professor Priscilla Rupali

Professor, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Dr Priscilla Rupali is Professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Christian Medical College Vellore in South India. She has been trained in New Zealand, USA and Peru. She has been working to promote rational use of antibiotics and has many firsts to her credit. She has established a “Fellowship in General Infectious Diseases” which equips physicians working in secondary/tertiary care settings make rational treatment plans for infections. Similarly with Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) India a ‘Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine’ programme providing high-quality training in tropical medicine and public health. She has pioneered a “Fellowship in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Pharmacists” as well to provide clinical pharmacists with training and expertise to establish their position as an integral part of the infection control and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) team.