Dr. Rubeshan Perumal
Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
Specialist Physician and Pulmonologist
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Dr. Rubeshan Perumal (MBChB, MPH, MMed, MPhil, FCP(SA), Cert Pulmonology(SA)) is a pulmonologist and senior scientist at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where he leads portfolios in both COVID-19, tuberculosis, and HIV research. He holds master’s degrees in Public Health (MPH in Epidemiology), Medicine (MMed in Internal Medicine), and Pulmonology (MPhil in Pulmonology) and is currently completing a PhD focused on the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic optimisation of tuberculosis treatment. He is a past recipient of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholarship and was named a Global Young Physician Leader by the InterAcademy Partnership. He was a founding consultant of the Post-COVID-19 Lung Disease clinical service and research programme at Groote Schuur Hospital/University of Cape Town, and has been a panellist on the WHO Working Group on Care Pathways for Long COVID.