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Dr Zarir F Udwadia is a consultant chest physician and MD, DNB, FCCP (USA) and FRCP (London) attached to the Hinduja Hospital, and Breach Candy Hospitals. He has struck the unique balance of combining a busy clinical practice with internationally acclaimed medical research. He sees over 10,000 patients annually in his extremely busy clinics. He has over 170 PubMed indexed medical research publications. 

His special interest is MDR-TB and he has been advisor to the WHO, Geneva and helped formulate TB and MDR-TB guidelines. Recently he was invited to a WHO panel to revise the definition of XDR-TB. 

In 2017 Open Magazine nominated him as one of their twenty five top minds for his impact on public health. He had given two TED talks one on Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and the other on COVID-19, both of which have been widely viewed.