Kalema Nelson, MBChB

Medical Officer/Research Assistant for the Mulago

In-patient Non-invasive Diagnosis of Pneumonias,

MIND Study nested in the International HIV associated Opportunistic Pneumonias IHOP Study
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration Mulago Hospital Complex
P.O. Box 7475

Kampala, Uganda





Research and Education Background:

Research Assistant in the MU-UVRC PRISM U2 Sepsis Study, 2008
Internship in Mulago Hospital Complex, 2007
MBChB, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 2006


Professional interests:
Clinical research, Promoting the practice of Evidence Based Medicine aimed at improving individual patient care and Public health policy formulation.

Other Interests; Immunology, Nephrology and Emergency Medicine.


Current activities:

A medical officer working in the capacity of a Research Assistant with the Mulago In-patient Non -invasive Diagnosis of Pneumonias/MIND Study that is part of a multicentre IHOP(International HIV related Opportunistic Pneumonias)study.

Current MIND/IHOP studies are focused on obtaining quality research data on the epidemiology of Pulmonary infections in a cohort of HIV infected patients receiving treatment from Mulago Hospital and assessing the diagnostic value of novel diagnostic tools/techniques.


Clinical significance of normal chest radiographs among HIV infected TB suspects of Uganda S.D. Yoo, W. Worodria, H. Kisembo, J.L. Davis, R. Kyeyune, N. Kalema, L. Kampiire, S. den Boon, A. Cattamanchi, L. Huang