Mohammod Jobayer Chisti

Dr Mohammod Jobayer Chisti is a leading research pediatrician and an expert in infectious diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. He is currently embedded within the department of Nutrition and Clinical Services Division (NCSD) at the icddr,b, a world-renowned research institution in Global Health. In 2010, Dr. Chisti completed his Master in Medicine in paediatrics at the Royal Children`s Hospital, University of Melbourne. He then specialized in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and, by 2014, he completed his PhD. He has since returned to Dhaka and works as the Clinical Lead in the ICU and as a consultant for the Acute Respiratory Infection ward. He heads the Clinical Research Hospitals, under NCSD. Dr Chisti focuses on paediatric respiratory and critical care medicines and coordinates large-scale studies across Bangladeshi hospitals. He currently leads several clinical trials such as “Bubble continuous positive airway pressure for children with severe pneumonia and hypoxaemia in Bangladesh” and “Etiology of pneumonia in severely malnourished children and their post-discharge follow-up”. He has also developed low cost life-saving innovations that were scaled for use in resource-limited settings. His research is multifaceted and looks at childhood pneumonia, tuberculosis, bronchiolitis, asthma, sepsis, malnutrition, enteric encephalopathy and diarrheal complications.  It is not well understood how TB impacts growth and survival in young children compared to other acute illnesses, or if there are metabolic derangements specific to pediatric TB. Dr Chisti leads a TB sub-study embedded within CHAIN which aims to answer these questions.

CHAIN Working Groups

  • Respiratory Disease & Tuberculosis
  • Enteric function and infection
  • Nutrition & Metabolism

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