- Hospital Affiliations:
- Rhode Island Hospital
- The Miriam Hospital
- Infectious Diseases
- Medical School: University of Ghana
- Residency: Cook County Hospital, New Orleans, LA
- Fellowship: Tulane University
Awewura Kwara, MD is an attending physician at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and an associate professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He began his studies at the University of Ghana Medical School, earning his medical degree in 1992. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and earned a master of public health and tropical medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2001, where he also completed fellowships in infectious diseases and TB.
Kwara has expertise in clinical pharmacology of HIV treatment in patients with TB coinfection, as well as HIV and TB management. He has spent more than ten years researching TB and HIV coinfection in Ghana and is currently addressing the pharmacokinetics of TB and HIV drugs in children with research funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Kwara is also an active participant in the adult AIDS clinical trial group at The Miriam Hospital.
Kwara was selected as a member of the AIDS Discovery and Development of Therapeutics Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review. In this capacity, Kwara will serve in the NIH peer review process, contributing to the national biomedical research effort.