Dr. Vijay Yeldandi

Sr. Consultant, Director – Virinchi Institute of Immunology & Infectious Diseases
M.D., FACP, FCCP, FIDSA
Department – Virinchi Institute of Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Summary

Dr Vijay Yeldandi is Director of Virinchi Institute of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience in Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He is trained and board certified in Infectious Diseases. Dr Vijay is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Faculty Center for Global Health College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago USA. A lifelong educator he has a special interest in HIV; Fungal infections; infections in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with transplants or chemotherapy for cancer; Design and Implementation of systems for Patient Safety and Prevention and Control of Health Associated Infections. He has a black belt in Six Sigma. He has received awards for excellence in teaching and for his contributions to public health work in India. His work in providing technical support to the Government of India’s HIV programs under NACO are supported by grants from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His Publications relate to Transplant and HIV patients and particularly in India. He now spends most of his time in India devoted to clinical care; teaching and research.

Education

  • MBBS – Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad 1980
  • Residency – Grant Hospital of Chicago: Board Certified in Internal Medicine – ABIM, 1986
  • Fellowship – Infectious Diseases: Loyola University of Chicago: Board certified in Infectious Diseases- ABIM, 1988

Awards and Recognitions

  • Vanguard Leadership Academy graduated February 2012
  • Award of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership 2009: Resurrection Westlake Hospital
  • Golden Apple, 2008: Resurrection Westlake Residency Program
  • Distinguished Physician Award: 2007 Indian American Medical Association, Illinois
  • Most Distinguished Physician Award: 2005 Osmania University Medical Alumni Association of America
  • Golden Apple, 2003: Resurrection Westlake Residency Program
  • Bronze Apple, 1996: Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  • Bronze Apple, 1995: Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  • Silver Apple, 1994: Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Medicine
  • Golden Apple, 1992: Grant Hospital of Chicago
  • Outstanding Resident, 1985-1986: Grant Hospital of Chicago
  • Intern of the Year, 1983-1984: Grant Hospital of Chicago
  • Literary Secretary, 1978-1979: Gandhi Medical College

Memberships

  • Fellow – American College of Physicians
  • Fellow – American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow – Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member – Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • Member – Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Member – International Society for Infectious Disease
  • Member – American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • Member – Indian American Medical Association (Illinois)
  • Member – HIV Medicine Association
  • Member – International AIDS Society
  • Member – American Society of Transplantation
  • Member – Clinical Infectious Diseases Society (India)
  • Member – Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member – American Association for the advancement of science
  • Member – International Society of Human and Animal Mycology
  • Member – Association for the prevention and control of rabies in India
  • Member – American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety

Experience

  • Faculty Center for Global Health, University of Illinois at Chicago 2017 – Present
  • Director Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, International Center Human Health Advancement Hyderabad India 2017 – Present
  • Professor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago 2012 – Present
  • Director Transplant Infectious Diseases, University of Illinois at Chicago 2012 – 2017
  • Faculty, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) 2012 – Present
  • Chief Medical Officer, Vanguard Westlake Hospital 2010 – 2012
  • Program Director Internal Medicine, Vanguard Westlake Hospital 2005 – 2012
  • Associate Director Clinical Research, Abbott 1999 – 2002

Registration No

9676 Telangana State Medical Council, 1982

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