New Faculty

Dr. Shashwatee Bagchi joins the Department of Medicine

Shashwatee Bagchi, MD

Dr. Shashwatee Bagchi joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Associate Professor in April 2023. She received her medical degree from The Chicago Medical School, Illinois and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts where she served as the HIV Fellow. Dr. Bagchi has a passion for working with underserved populations, and she has worked extensively with persons with HIV, HCV and tuberculosis both in the U.S. and overseas. She also enjoys training and mentoring the next generation of providers, educators and leaders who will help improve the health of marginalized populations and has spent much of her time internationally helping to build the HIV workforce in those countries.

Additionally, Dr. Bagchi has substantial experience in efforts to expand and strengthen health systems in both inpatient and outpatient health facilities. In Zambia and Tanzania, she worked with multi-disciplinary teams of health care professionals and community health workers to help roll out HIV and ART care and treatment facilities in urban and rural areas. Dr. Bagchi’s specific research interests include cardiometabolic and vascular complications of infections. Her current research projects focus on understanding the biology and immune pathways driving coronary inflammation and high-risk plaque features among those with HIV and HCV, with the goal of identifying potential therapeutic interventions to mitigate or prevent cardiac complications in these persons. Dr. Bagchi firmly believes that complex questions require many minds and enjoys the multi-disciplinary nature of team science to channel the scientific expertise of diverse professionals to tackle complex problems.