Dr Kalisvar Marimuthu completed his advanced specialty training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Singapore in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Subsequently, Dr Marimuthu trained in infection prevention and control as a Senior Research Fellow in the Infection Prevention and Control Unit of Geneva University Hospital under the guidance of Prof Stephan Harbarth. Dr Marimuthu is currently a senior consultant in Infectious Diseases at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. He is a member of the National Infection Prevention and Control Committee (NIPC) of Singapore. He is also a consultant in the technical advisory committee for the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) guideline.
His primary research interest is in infection prevention and control, specifically in the application of next-generation sequencing for control of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms.