Dr. Kanjilal is a Lecturer in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and is the Associate Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is also an infectious diseases physician at the BWH and a teaching attending on the general medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital.
His research focuses on three areas:
-Improving diagnostics for bacterial infection and the identification of antibiotic resistance
-Understanding the emergence, spread, and decline of antibiotic-resistant bacteria using observational data
-Developing antimicrobial stewardship interventions to prevent antibiotic resistance infections
He collaborates with scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory to develop machine learning models trained on data in the electronic health record and large surveillance databases to predict antibiotic resistance and develop algorithms to promote optimal antibiotic prescription decision-making. Dr. Kanjilal is also a co-instructor of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School and a scientific advisor for a start-up company focused on developing rapid diagnostic assays for antibiotic resistance.