Rana Chakraborty, MD
Division of Infectious Disease
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr Rana Chakraborty has been a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases since September 2008, having previously completed Pediatric ID training in The Bronx, NY, Newark NJ, Oxford, England and Nairobi, Kenya. His interests include understanding the immunovirology of HIV infection in children, Pediatric HIV care and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He is Medical Director of the Pediatric center at the Grady Infectious Disease Program – the largest facility in the US offering care to HIV-infected infants, children, adolescents and their families.
Current areas of research include eliciting potential correlates of protection at the placental interface and potential application to HIV vaccine development; drug metabolism and complications of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected adolescents and children and assessing the impact of hormonal contraception on HIV-1 in cervico-vaginal lavage in infected adolescents. Other areas of investigation include improving linkage to and retention in care of HIV-infected adolescents and young adults in Metropolitan Atlanta and across Georgia.
Prior to coming to Emory University, Dr Chakraborty worked as a Consultant in Pediatric ID at St George’s Hospital, London and developed and published UK guidelines on Pediatric HIV care including management of opportunistic infections and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. He sits on a number of national and international committees including the Children’s HIV Association of the UK. He is the Chair of the Committee on Pediatric AIDS at the AAP and is also a member of the The DHHS Panels on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission, and also The Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and Management Guidelines. He is dual certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health in the UK.