Chkhartishvili, Nikoloz

Nikoloz Chkhartishvili graduated from Tbilisi Medical Institute with MD degree, he obtained MS degree in epidemiology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and PhD degree in infectious diseases from Tbilisi State University (TSU). Currently he holds the position of Deputy Director for Research at the Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center in Tbilisi, Georgia, which is country’s leading institution in the field of HIV, viral hepatitis and other infectious diseases (except TB). Dr. Chkhartishvili leads National HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Program, through which Georgia ensures universal access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2004. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Georgia’s national hepatitis C elimination program and serves member of national scientific committee of this initiative. Dr. Chkhartishvili is actively engaged in research and leads nationwide HIV cohort studies. He published a number of peer-reviewed papers on HIV and HCV infections and also co-authored several national and international guidelines.