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Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, MD
Dr. Shivakumar is a clinician and project coordinator for C-TRIUMPH at Johns Hopkins University, India office. He recently joined the CCGHE team as an overall project coordinator for C-TRIUMPH for both Chennai and Pune. His research interests are TB infection transmission and its progression to disease.
Dr. Shivakumar joined National Institute for Research in TB in Chennai as a clinician and study coordinator for C-TRUIMPH, an epidemiological study recruiting a cohort of TB patients and their household contacts and following their health over a period of 2 years. This study includes multiple sample collection and storage for creating a TB repository in developing multiple sub studies looking at bio-markers and factors influencing TB infection and disease outcomes. After graduating medicine from Armenia, he underwent his clinical trainings in India to obtain his medical license for the country. He worked as junior doctor and medical officer in department of medicine both in urban and rural setting hospitals of the country.