Dr. Priscilla Rupali is a Senior Professor and Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India.
Dr. Rupali runs the Clinical Tropical Medicine course at CMC Vellore which provides lectures, bedside sessions, and laboratory workshops with internationally acclaimed faculty. She also pioneered Fellowship in General Infectious Diseases, a course that aims to equip the physicians working in secondary and tertiary care settings to diagnose, investigate, and make appropriate treatment plans for patients with various infectious diseases. Dr. Rupali collaborated with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) India and initiated the Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine program for medical doctors to provide high-quality training in tropical medicine and public health to improve patient and programmatic care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including humanitarian crisis contexts. She also initiated the Fellowship in Antimicrobial Stewardship for Pharmacists 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.
Dr. Rupali completed her Infectious Disease training in New Zealand and the United States. She also obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Universidad Cayetano Heredia at Lima Peru affiliated with the University of Alabama Birmingham. She completed a fellowship in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.