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Global Emerging Diseases Institute: Medical Leadership


Seetha Lakshmi, MD

Medical Director, TGH Global Emerging Diseases Institute
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Tampa General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Dr. Seetha Lakshmi serves as Tampa General Hospital's Medical Director of the Global Emerging Diseases Institute, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, and a consultant for TGH Prevention Response Outreach. In addition, Dr. Lakshmi is an assistant professor for the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Lakshmi completed her fellowship in infection diseases with the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in both infectious disease and internal medicine.


 

Kami Kim, MD

Director of Research, TGH Global Emerging Diseases Institute

Dr. Kami Kim serves as director of research at Tampa General Hospital’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute. Dr. Kim is an NIH-funded investigator who leads infectious diseases clinical research efforts at TGH. She served as site principal investigator of COVID-19 clinical trials for 3D swabs, antiviral treatments, monoclonal antibodies, and COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Kim works closely with the TGH Esoteric laboratory led by Dr. Suzane Silbert to track the emergence of SARS-CoV2 variants. She is also working with the TGH business intelligence group and TGH clinical teams to use big data and artificial intelligence to improve infectious diseases clinical outcomes. Dr. Kim completed her training in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian Hospital), infectious diseases training at University of California-San Francisco, and post-doctoral research training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Sanford Guide for Antimicrobial Therapy.