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Dr. Adam Zumla MPharm., MB.BS

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(+44 790) 163-8375
University College London (UCL) – Division of Infection and Immunity – Royal Free Campus, CCM 2nd Floor – Royal Free Hospital – Rowland Hill Street – London NW3 OPE – United Kingdom

Current position: 
Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University College London, and Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician, UCLHospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Current nationality: 
United Kingdom
Current residence: 
United Kingdom
University College London
Sir Zumla was born in Chipata, Zambia in 1955. He is dually qualified in Medicine (MB.ChB) and Science (PhD). He nearly lost his life to meningitis when he was working as a junior doctor in London in 1982. Despite consequential crippling neurological sequelae, he progressed to a meteoric, star-studded, and extremely successful career focussed on tackling killer infectious diseases. Sir Zumla's research, training, capacity development, advocacy and charitable contributions to World Health Organization's Research and Development Blueprint Priority Diseases of TB, TB/HIV, COVID-19, MERS, and other epidemic-prone Emerging and re-emerging infections, are an exceptional major body of work developed with an upward trajectory along these specific themes over three decades. As of June 2022, Sir Zumla has over 870 publications (inc. 740 PubMed; 22 medical textbooks; 67 book chapters, and 40 journal themed series). His Google Scholar H-index is 120, i10index is 560, with 64,200 citations. Sir Zumla has received over 28 prestigious accolades/prizes including: Knighthood from HM The Queen-2017; IUATBLD UNION MEDAL-2018; Mahathir Science Prize/Medal-2020; EU-EDCTP Pascoal Mocumbi Prize-2021.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
5 - Gender equality
6 - Clean water and sanitation
10 - Reduced inequality
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Respiratory tract infections TB, TB/HIV, Coronaviruses, Antibiotic resistance, Mass gatherings medicine, Zoonotic infections
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04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Last updated on 01/08/2022