Disease Area Partner at Medical and Scientific Affairs at Roche Diagnostics
Tamar Tchelidze, MD, MPH has a wealth of experience in global health management, with expertise in academic, private, and government environments. She strongly advocates international cooperation and partnership to advance medical knowledge, fight diseases, and increase healthcare access and delivery.
Throughout her career, Tamar has gained a solid reputation for her ability to bring together international and domestic partners to plan and execute public health initiatives that are recognized as efficient and effective healthcare models, making significant original contributions. Some of her notable achievements include launching the Hepatitis C Elimination Program and spearheading the Universal Healthcare Coverage Political Declaration at the United Nations. Additionally, Tamar has cared for patients with advanced AIDS and other opportunistic infections.
Before joining Roche Diagnostics as a Disease Area Partner at Medical and Scientific Affairs, Tamar was a Senior Policy Fellow at UC Berkeley. She was responsible for leading the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) project, which aimed to review, discuss, and recommend strategies to approve new PrEP interventions with less resource-intensive clinical trial design while maintaining scientific rigor.