Dr. Izukanji Sikazwe earned her medical degree from the University of Zambia, School of Medicine in 2002. She completed Internal Medicine specialty training at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and Infectious Disease specialty training at the University of Maryland and has a Masters’ degree in Public Health from Michigan State University.
Dr. Sikazwe has worked for several years providing direct clinical patient care to people living with HIV and other infectious diseases in both urban and rural communities in Zambia. She continues to practice clinical medicine at the Adult Infectious Disease Centre of Excellent at University Teaching Hospital.
She served as the technical advisor to the Zambian Ministry of Health National ART program starting in 2010 for two years. In addition to her executive management role as the CEO of the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Dr. Sikazwe is the Principal Investigator of a PEPFAR/CDC-funded HIV Care & Treatment cooperative agreement focused on transitioning HIV programs to the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Sikazwe has special research interests in HIV implementation research focused on improving access and outcomes of patients in ART care and treatment programs.