Dr. Kiran Bala
Tuberculosis Section, Department of Microbiology
AIIMS, New Delhi-110029
Dr. Kiran Bala has completed her M.B.B.S. from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi in 2007. She has completed her M.D. Microbiology in 2012 from Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh. She has worked as a Senior Resident in Department of Microbiology at Maulana Azad Medical College (M.A.M.C.) and Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi. She has joined the Department of Microbiology in December 2016 and currently working as Associate Professor in the Mycobacteriology section.
Areas of research interest:Clinical Microbiology with major interest in Tuberculosis and opportunistic infections.
- Diagnostics of Tuberculosis
- Multi drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR)
- Non-tubercular Mycobacteria (NTM)
- Therapeutic advances of tuberculosis
- Hospital Infection Control
Publications in indexed journals- 21
- Bala K, Kumari S, Monga R, Sagar P, Thakar A, Sharma SC, Singh UB. Spectrum of mycobacterial pathogens for Head and Neck tuberculosis like presentation. Access Microbio. 2021. DOI 10.1099/acmi.0.000304.
- Das A, Vidyarthi Aj, Bala K, Bhatnagar S, Mohan A, Singh UB, Chaudhry R. Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients during the second wave of the pandemic in India. J Infect Develop Count 16(06):959-965 DOI: 10.3855/jidc.15937.
- Bala K, Kumari S, Guleria R, Singh UB. Recurrent bilateral breast abscess due to Mycobacterium abscessus in an immune-competent woman. BMJ Case Reports 2020;13: e235857.doi:10.1136/bcr-2020-235857.
- Anthwal D, Gupta RK, Gomathi NS, Tripathy SP, Das D, Pati S, Panwalkar N, Desikan P, Bala K, Singh UB, Bhalla M, Singhal R, Verma AK, Khayyam KU, Myneedu VP, Sarin R, Sharma S, Bansal AK, Gupta UD, Patil SA, Goyal A, Gupta A, Singh M, Gupta NK, Haldar S, Tyagi JS. Evaluation of 'TB Detect' sputum microscopy kit for improved detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a multi-centric validation study.Clin Microbiol Infect. 2020: S1198-743X(20)30503-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.08.020.
- Malhotra R, Bala K, Gautam D, Bhattacharya A, Xess AB, Pandey P, Verma S, Singh UB. Mycobacterium abscessus Periprosthetic joint infection following bilateral Total Knee arthroplasty. IDCases 2019; 17: e00542. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2019.e00542