Dr Sakib Burza
MBChB MRCGP MSc PhD
Honorary Assistant Professor
Am a practicing clinician who completed a MSc in public health in developing countries in 2009, I returned to the school to work on diagnostic algorithms for NTDs in 2014, and have completed my PhD on clinical management visceral leishmaniasis at the Institute of Tropical Medicine/University of Antwerp.
From February 2016 I have been working as Medical Advisor, Asia for Medecins Sans Frontieres. I continue in an honourary capacity at the LSHTM as an assistant professor.
Long standing interest in the clinical aspects of leishmaniasis, and also NTDs in general. Also have conducted research in severe acute malnutrition and am interested in melioidosis.
Currently coordinating research studies on:
- RCT for treatments of HIV-Visceral Leishmaniasis coinfection in India
- Diagnosis and progression of asymptomatic leishmaniasis infection in PLHIV
- Antropometric sensitivity and efficacy in severe acute malnutrition
- Evaluating new tools for improving diagnosis of TB in advanced HIV
- Early predictors of sepsis in febrile patients