Erni Juwita Nelwan, MD, FACP, FINASIM is an internal medicine and tropical-infectious disease specialist in Jakarta. Dr. Erni is a lecturer, researcher, and antibiotic policy enabler at several hospitals in Jakarta, where she also been actively involved in managing difficult cases at several top-rank private hospitals in Jakarta area.
Born in Jakarta, Dr. Erni received her medical degree from University of Indonesia, Jakarta. She also completed her internal medicine and infectious disease training at University of Indonesia. In 2008 she received a WHO Fellowship in an advanced course on immunology, vaccine, and biotechnology at the University of Lausanne. She had her training on malaria in Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. During her PhD training she had several research related courses in Bandung organized by IMPACT concerning HIV/AIDS and people who inject drug.
She oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious disease such as HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infection as well as other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, hepatitis, and malaria as well as tropical diseases including leptospirosis, dengue fever, typhoid and filariasis. Currently she is involved in several clinical trials of anti malaria drugs and will be responsible for the coming malaria vaccine study in Indonesia.
Dr. Erni is a member of the Indonesian Association of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, the Indonesian Collegium of Internal Medicine, the Indonesian National Filaria Eradication, as well as other professional societies including the American College of Physicians, core member of Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control, and the Core Team of Medical Education for National Board of Examinations in Indonesia. She serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Internal Medicine (IJIM), as Core Team of Clinical Audit in the Department of Internal Medicine University of Indonesia, and as Core Team of Antibiotics Policy Control in top leading hospitals in Jakarta.