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Dr Zarir F Udwadia is a consultant chest physician at the Hinduja Hospital & Research Center Mumbai and Breach Candy Hospital. He has a special interest and expertise in drug resistant tuberculosis. About 7000 patients pass through his busy clinics annually, a number of whom are MDR-TB patients referred by colleagues from different parts of the country.
Tuberculosis remains his over-riding passion. He has been invited to lecture on Tuberculosis in several countries including guest orations before the Gordon Research Conference, British, European and American Thoracic societies, International Union against TB, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Royal Society of Medicine, and Gates Grand Challenges Conference UK.
He is a prolific researcher and has over 125 PubMed indexed publications and 3000 citations to his credit and is co-author of "Principles of Respiratory Medicine" published by Oxford International.
His recent publication of the first Indian patients with Totally Drug Resistant TB attracted intense media and medical interest from across the globe, featured on the front pages of Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, the New York Times and on BBC, and served to galvanize great change in the community.