Abhilasha Karkey

Assistant Professor Abhilash Karkey is the Clinical lead for the Epidemic Intelligence project. She is a medical microbiologist specializing in enteric infections and antimicrobial resistance at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Kathmandu, Nepal, which is associated with the Patan Academy of Health Sciences within Patan Hospital. Her research encompasses multiple aspects of infectious disease diagnosis, treatment and management including enteric fever, central nervous system infections, hepatitis E, tuberculosis, and antibiotic resistance. Her research focus is aimed at understanding nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance patterns within the population, as well as molecular epidemiology of enteric fever within the study population in Kathmandu.