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School of Medicine Columbia

Faculty and Staff

Kamla Devi Sanasi-Bhola

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Department: Internal Medicine
School of Medicine Columbia
Phone: 803-540-1062

Internal Medicine
Two Medical Park, Ste 420

Kamla Sanasi-Bhola Headshot


Howard University School of Medicine, 2012


University of South Carolina, 2014


Infectious Disease

Board Certifications

ABIM, 2012
ABIM-Infectious Diseases, 2014


Kamla Sanasi-Bhola, MD, is a board-certified infectious diseases physician with Prisma Health and an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, where she serves as program director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. She received her medical degree from the University of Guyana in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, and completed her internal medicine residency at Howard University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. Dr. Sanasi-Bhola's research interests include HIV prevention with a rural health focus, LGBTQIA+ health care disparities with a focus in transgender health care and advocacy, women’s health, and bone and joint infections. She is actively involved in the education of medical students, nurse practitioner students, residents and fellows. An attending physician at the Prisma Health Immunology Center, Sanasi-Bhola's patient population includes women with HIV (specifically peri-partum HIV-positive women), transgender people, HIV/hepatitis-C co-infected patients, and patients on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). As the director of the South Carolina AIDS Education and Training Center's PrEP telehealth program, she coordinates and executes PrEP technical support and LGBTQIA+ care competency programs for health care providers.

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