Dr. Srinivas Murthy is co-chair of the World Health Organization’s clinical research committee on COVID-19. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at University of British Columbia, as well as a critical care and infectious diseases physician at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Murthy’s research focuses on infectious disease, clinical practice and clinical trials, and global health.
Murthy grew up in St. John’s, attended Prince of Wales Collegiate, and completed his undergraduate degree at Memorial University. He was awarded the University Medal for Academic Excellence in Biochemistry. Murthy completed his Doctor of Medicine at McGill University in Montreal and his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital through Harvard Medical School. He has also worked on the frontlines for a number of infectious disease outbreaks, including work on Ebola in Liberia, West Africa.