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Doctor Khai Lin Huang

Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science; Senior Research Fellow

Background

Dr Khai Lin Huang is Acting Co-Head of the Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science Working Group and a Senior Research Fellow at Burnet Institute. Khai Lin has worked in a number of countries as an infectious diseases physician and public health practitioner, with more than 10 years of clinical experience. He has a public appointment at Northern Health and is a VMO at Epworth Healthcare.

Khai Lin aims to contribute to global health equity through the implementation of evidence-based approaches. More recently his work has focused on public health responses to TB and multidrug-resistant TB, antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19 and its impacts, especially in Papua New Guinea.

Appointments

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Member of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Member of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases

Positions

  • 2018 to present: Infectious Diseases Specialist; Acting Co-Head, Tuberculosis Elimination and Implementation Science Working Group; Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
  • 2020 to present: Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Northern Health, Melbourne
  • 2017: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (Doherty Institute) and the Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • 2016: Field Technical Coordinator and Infectious Diseases Officer, Burnet Institute, RID TB Papua New Guinea
  • 2015: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Royal Darwin Hospital

  • 2014: Clinical Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Austin Health
  • 2013: Advanced Training in Infectious Diseases, Austin Health
  • 2009–2012: Internship and Basic Physician Training, Austin Health


Qualifications

  • 2017: FRACP, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Infectious Diseases)
  • 2014: East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 2008: Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and Bachelor of Medical Science, The University of Melbourne

Projects (4)

Current (4)

  • ANCP – Kickstarting antimicrobial resistance responses in PNG (KICK AMR)

  • Building capacity and improving tuberculosis diagnosis in Timor-Leste

  • RID-TB Patient Education and Counselling

  • RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG

Publications (19)

2021 (2)

2020 (1)

2019 (5)

2017 (5)

2015 (1)

2014 (5)

News Articles (9)

2022 (1)

2021 (2)

2020 (2)

2019 (4)