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the impact of infectious diseases

Musofa Rusli

Musofa Rusli, MD is a PhD student of Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. He is working under supervision from Eric CM van Gorp (Viroscience Department). He graduated as medical doctor in 1997 from Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University (Surabaya, Indonesia) and graduated as Internal Medicine physician in 2011 from Internal Medicine Residency Program (Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University). His thesis project was about medications in dengue treatment. He is currently working as lecturer of Faculty of Medicine, Airlangga University, and as Internal Medicine physician in Dr. Soetomo Hospital (Surabaya, Indonesia). His current job is mainly focused on tropical and infectious disease. He has been teaching tropical and infectious disease to undergraduate students, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, as well as diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. His current position is as medical supervisor of tropical and infectious disease ward in Dr. Soetomo Hospital. He is also a member of pharmacy & therapy committee, and antibiotic resistance control committee in the hospital. His research interests are about tropical and infectious diseases. His research projects prior to entering PhD program were in dengue, HIV, leptospirosis topics. He is currently working on several projects, including SEMESTER Study, SMART Study and studies about antibiotic resistance. SEMESTER Study is a study about fever epidemiology and pathogenesis held in Surabaya. This study is a research project collaboration between Airlangga University and Erasmus MC. SMART Study is a study researching about epidemiology of methicillin resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Surabaya. This study is Airlangga University research project with collaboration to some extent with Erasmus MC. Some projects studying about antibiotic resistance (carbapenemes) epidemiology are starting in the near future.