University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sasheela Ponnampalavanar is a Consultant Infectious Disease Physician at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Professor of Medicine at University Malaya, Malaysia. She is a Committee Member of The Malaysian National Antimicrobial Resistance Committee and is involved in the development of the national guidelines and training in infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. She was awarded the 2020/2021 Fulbright scholarship, and was attached Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Department at the John Hopkins Hospital from Sept 2021 to Dec 2021. She is currently a committee member of the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control(MyICID) and the Malaysian Society of Infectious Disease and Chemotherapy (MSIDC). Her main interest are in hospital acquired infection, antimicrobial stewardship, tropical medicine and multidrug resistant organism. Dr. Sasheela is involved in several local and international research collaborations in these areas of interest.