Janak Koirala is a holder of M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., and F.I.D.S.A. degrees. Koirala earned his M.D. degree from the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, and earned his M.P.H. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and West Side V.A. Medical Center in Chicago, in 1996, and then continued his training on infectious diseases at a joint fellowship program at the University of Illinois and University of Chicago (from 1996 to 1999). He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Koirala is currently a Professor and Division Chief of infectious diseases at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, USA. He also serves as Medical Director of Antibiotic Stewardship Committee of an SIU‐affiliated hospital. Dr. Koirala has been involved in clinical and basic science research related to HIV, hepatitis C, mycobacterium avium complex, MDR Salmonella enterica, and MDR Acinetobacter baumannii. His publications cover all the above‐stated areas of research. In addition, he also has publications related to bioterrorism and vector‐borne illnesses. Dr. Koirala is a Fellow of Infectious Disease Society of America and American College of Physicians.
Biography Updated on 21 December 2013