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
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.
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