Ramzi Asfour, MD

F. Ramzi Asfour, M.D., is a Technical Advisor (Associate Research Scientist) with the Multicountry Columbia Antiretroviral Program (MCAP), in South Africa . Dr. Asfour serves the clinical advisor for Columbia 's MCAP project in South Africa .

He recently finished his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at the University of California , San Diego (UCSD) . While a fellow, he worked on clinical research projects in Ethiopia and San Diego . His work in Ethiopia focused on Infection Control, occupational exposures, sero-prevalence of HIV-related co-infections, the formation of a consortium to run a clinical trial, and teaching health care providers HIV medicine. In San Diego , Dr. Asfour was the site coordinator of a clinical trial for an HIV-1 integrase inhibitor and worked on various other projects, including one to train visiting African health care workers.

Dr. Asfour holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College . He also received formal education in clinical research through UCSD's NIH sponsored course in Clinical Research.