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Dr Jyoti Somani

  • Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
AB, Duke University; MD University of Cincinnati; Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases
Special Interests:
​Transplant related infections, Leukemia and BMT related infections, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control


Dr. Somani graduated from medical school in 1991, and attended the University of Chicago Hospitals for her Internal Medicine Residency and the first year of her Infectious Disease Fellowship. She completed her last two years of her Infectious Disease Fellowship at Emory University; her research was in T-cell immunology and immune reconstitution after hematopoeteic stem cell transplantation.

Dr. Somani has had a peripatetic career with time spent in the US Indian Health Service (1998-2000), in academics as an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at Emory University (2000-2004) where she started the transplant ID Elective for ID Fellows. She also spent time in Chennai, India (2004-2008), where she worked on an HIV and Leadership Training Program for Indian doctors. She spent time in private practice (2008-2012) back in Peachtree City, south of Atlanta, Ga, and also lived in Jakarta, Indonesia (2012-2014), where she worked for the Australian Embassy clinic and was also a Consultant to Siloam Hospitals for Quality Improvement.

In November 2014, Dr. Somani joined the General Medicine Department at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, where she practised Infectious Diseases. In December 2019, she joined NUHS as a Senior Consultant for the Division of Infectious Diseases and as the Clinical Director of the ASP program.

Dr. Somani is most passionate about the rational use of antibiotics and remains highly interested in infections related to transplant, especially haematology and HSCT. She is very happy living and working in Singapore.


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