Sergio Carmona

Sergio Carmona

Chief Medical Officer

Location Geneva, Switzerland

Department Medical Affairs

Unit Clinical Trials Unit, Senior Management

About Sergio Carmona

Dr Sergio Carmona joined FIND in 2019, providing leadership for the TB, HCV and access programmes, as well as playing a major role in the organization’s contribution to the COVID-19 global response. In February 2021, he was appointed Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining FIND, Sergio spent over a decade at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) in South Africa, where he specialized in molecular diagnostics and treatment monitoring for early infant diagnosis, HIV drug resistance and associated co-infections. A haematologist by training, Sergio has been involved in technical committees and initiatives led by WHO, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the African Society of Laboratory Medicine and the South African National Department of Health. During his time in academia at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, his research outputs supported guidance in HIV diagnostics and informed guidelines for the management of patients presenting with advanced HIV disease, including participation in the WHO 2015 HIV Clinical Guidelines Development Group and in 2017 the Southern African HIV clinician society guidelines.

Sergio earned his medical degree (MBBCh) from the University of Witwatersrand before doing a Pathology Specialization (FCPath) in 2009, earning a PhD in Molecular Medicine and Haematology in 2018. A South African national with roots in Chile, Sergio is proficient in English and Spanish.