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Sandesh Patil, MBBS, DGO, MPH
Dr. Sandesh Patil holds position of “Senior Manager-HIV” with the John Hopkins Centre for Infectious Diseases in India (CIDI), India and serves at BJMC-CRS, in Pune, India. He has more than 18 years of experience in clinical research and has worked in different capacities including as Research Officer and Study Clinician, Clinical Coordinator, Study coordinator and Senior manager, in NIH-funded ACTG and IMPAACT network clinical trials.
In addition to his Masters in Public Health degree, he has a postgraduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He has a track record of leading and managing large NIH funded ACTG and IMPAACT network clinical trials since 2008. He was actively involved in the SWEN India trial which helped WHO to reform PMTCT guidelines among breastfed infants. He has given immense contribution for implementation of many ACTG and IMPAACT network trials including, but not limited to, PROMISE Study, REPRIEVE study, and A5282. He had also served as a co-vice chair of IMPAACT TB protocol 2001.He has been an important pillar of the site for the ongoing Phoenix trial (A5300B) in all aspects- planning, logistics management and execution, and coordination with data team and laboratories, and with his contribution, our site could enrol high number of research participants in Phoenix study. Other TB studies he contributed to as the site clinical coordinator include A5253, A5274, A5349, P1078. He is also coordinating CRDF funded MDR-TBM PK study.
He has a strong inclination in implementation science. His role has always been crucial in site preparedness, staff training and study implementation. He has very good rapport with public health care providers in the community. He coordinates the continuing medical education activity (Global Grand Rounds in Infectious Diseases) with different medical colleges in India in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University’s Centre for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE). He is also a student’s coordinator for our site for student exchange program between BJGMC, Pune and JHU, Baltimore, USA.