As Executive Director, Dr. Sujith J Chandy leads ICARS’ science and operations teams and works closely with the Board of Directors. Prior to joining ICARS, Sujith was the Professor, Clinical Pharmacology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and Director of ReAct Asia Pacific. Following his MBBS and MD (Pharmacology), he attained a PhD focusing on antibiotic use, from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Sujith has been on various national expert committees related to medicine use, ethics, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and medical education. His key publications have been in the area of antibiotic use. Sujith has played a significant role as resource person in antibiotic use and stewardship at national and international workshops and meetings, and is a member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR.
Sujith’s interests include clinical pharmacology, medicine use and safety, and pharmaceutical ethics. However, his passion continues to be researching and advocating responsible antibiotic use and stewardship, to students, professionals and the wider community.