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DR Siddhartha Mahanty


  • Malaria (Immunology)
  • Parasitology (parasites)



  • Dr Siddhartha Mahanty is an infectious diseases specialist and parasitologist based in the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is involved in inpatient and outpatient care in infectious diseases and conducts research on malaria and intestinal helminths. His special interest is in the regulation of immune responses to human parasites. His research career encompassed five years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta and most recently, he was a Staff Clinician at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States for 15 years before moving to the University of Melbourne in 2017. His major contributions have been in human clinical and translational research and he has conducted field studies in Africa, South America and South Asia on malaria, filarial parasites and cestodes. His research has been published in leading journals in infectious diseases. Siddhartha has teaching experience at universities in the United States (Case Western Reserve University, NIH and the CDC), Canada (McGill University, Montreal) and at the University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • American Board of Internal Medicine. Diplomate in Infectious Diseases 1992 -
  • American Board of Internal Medicine. Diplomate in Internal Medicine 1990 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • M.P.H., University of Oklahoma 1988
  • M.B.,B.S., University of New South Wales 1980

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2018



Available for supervision

  • N

Supervision Statement

  • Parasite immunology Malaria pathogenesis and immunity Strongyloides and intestinal helminths - pathogenesis and diagnosis