The Medical Faculty of the Padjadjaran University is closely linked with Hasan Sadikin Provincial Referral Hospital, the largest hospital in West Java with 1100 beds, providing referral care to 42Mpopulation in the province. Biomedical and Health Sciences research are coordinated in the Health Research Unit of the institutes. Research is conducted by multidisciplinary staff members, utilizing optimal resources and effective collaboration, aiming at high quality results.
Bachti Alisjahbana is an internist-infectious disease specialist and is head of the Health Research Unit. He established the institution’s first TB cohort and initialized the collaboration in the field of TB and HIV with European partners. He has more than 10 years of experience in clinicaloperational and immunological research on TB and HIV. He heads the TB operational research group of the Indonesian national TB program that coordinates TB studies within Indonesia providing an effective link with the national TB program. He has 36 international publications.