Awewura Kwara

Awewura Kwara, MD, MB, ChB, MPH, TM

Professor Of Medicine

Department: MD-INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Business Phone: (352) 273-9501

About Awewura Kwara

Dr. Kwara is a professor of medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine. He is an Infectious Diseases Specialist with broad expertise in general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS and travel medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School and master’s in public health and tropical medicine degree from Tulane University. Dr. Kwara completed Internal Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. He is also certified in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Medicine
Subspecialties
  • Infectious Disease
Areas of Interest
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infectious diseases
  • Traveler’s guide to avoiding infectious diseases

Research Profile

Dr. Kwara’s research is focused on clinical pharmacology of antiretroviral and antituberculosis therapy in persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with tuberculosis (TB) or hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection. He is the PI of NIH that seeks to investigate the pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions and pharmacogenetic determinants of HIV, HBV and TB treatment outcomes. His work with collaborators in the US and Ghana seeks to unravel the molecular basis for the inter-individual variability in TB, HBV and HIV drugs pharmacokinetics, and drug-drug interactions in individuals with HIV and TB coinfection. Dr. Kwara collaborates with colleagues at the Center for Pharmacogenenomics in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translation Research at UF College of Pharmacy. Beyond the field of HIV therapeutics, our research could inform how pharmacogenomics and/or applied pharmacokinetics can be used to optimize the treatment outcome of common infectious diseases at the individual and population levels.

Areas of Interest
  • HIV
  • HIV/HBV coinfection
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • TB/HIV coinfection
  • Translational and clinical pharmacology
  • Tuberculosis

Grants

Apr 2020 ACTIVE
Adherence and Intracellular Pharmacology of Tenofovir and HBV Suppression in People with HBV/HIV Coinfection
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID · Principal Investigator
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Pharmacokinetics of Anti-tuberculosis and Antiretroviral Drugs in Children
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Principal Investigator
Jun 2016 – Aug 2018
Pharmacokinetics of Anti-tuberculosis and Antiretroviral Drugs in Children
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD · Principal Investigator
Jun 2016 ACTIVE
Training Program in Tuberculosis and HIV Research in Ghana D43
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER · Principal Investigator

Education

Fellowship – Infectious Disease
2001 · Tulane University
Residency – Internal Medicine
1999 · Cook County Hospital
Internship – Internal Medicine
1997 · Cook County Hospital
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
1992 · University of Ghana

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 273-9501
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