Ian Sanne, MBBCh
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand

Professor Ian Matthias Sanne is a South African born infectious diseases doctor and has been involved in HIV and TB research since qualifying as internist in 1996. Since 2003 he has led the Wits HIV Research Group Clinical Trials Unit, and from 2003- 2012 led the Adult Treatment Research Site. He currently holds the AIDS Clinical Trials Group International Vice-Chair position and is responsible for overseeing the network’s research at 25 international sites in 13 countries and assisting in the prioritization of the research agenda. The focus of his research attention is an integrated program of HIV and TB research from prospective phase I-IV clinical trials, conducted predominantly through international collaborations with the NIH, EDCTP, Global TB Alliance and the Medical Research Council of South Africa. The key focus in the ACTG collaboration is prospective research to inform diagnostic, prevention and treatment interventions to optimize the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis. In addition through programs of implementation sciences and monitoring evaluation data produced as part of the Right to Care PEPFAR implementation program epidemiologic and health economic evaluation of health care interventions. The overall aim is to develop evidence based health system strengthening interventions to address the public health emergencies facing the resource poor setting. At the intersection of clinical care, and clinical trial administration, Professor Sanne continues to provide expertise to the ACTG leadership from the experience gained as the founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Right to Care.

2013 University of the Witwatersrand: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Award
2011 University of the Witwatersrand: Faculty of Health Sciences Research Award
2009 Health Management Organization: Top Health Care Manager
2008 ACTG Scientific Agenda Steering Committee: Outstanding Service Award
2005 Mail and Guardian: Top 100 Young Leaders in South Africa
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  1. Schwartz SR, Bassett J, Mutunga L, Yende N, Mudavanhu M, Phofa R, Sanne I, Van Rie A. HIV incidence, pregnancy, and implementation outcomes from the Sakh'umndeni safer conception project in South Africa: a prospective cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2019 May 31. PMID: 31160268.
  2. Papasavvas E, Kossenkov AV, Azzoni L, Zetola NM, Mackiewicz A, Ross BN, Fair M, Vadrevu S, Ramogola-Masire D, Sanne I, Firnhaber C, Montaner LJ. Gene expression profiling informs HPV cervical histopathology but not recurrence/relapse after LEEP in ART-suppressed HIV+HPV+ women. Carcinogenesis. 2019 Apr 29; 40(2):225-233. PMID: 30364933.
  3. Hendrickson C, Moolla A, Maskew M, Long L, Fox MP, Sanne I, Majuba P, Pascoe S. "Even if you're HIV-positive there's life after if you take your medication": experiences of people on long-term ART in South Africa: a short report. AIDS Care. 2019 Aug; 31(8):973-978. PMID: 30913899.
  4. Rachow A, Ivanova O, Wallis R, Charalambous S, Jani I, Bhatt N, Kampmann B, Sutherland J, Ntinginya NE, Evans D, Lönnroth K, Niemann S, Schaible UE, Geldmacher C, Sanne I, Hoelscher M, Churchyard G. TB sequel: incidence, pathogenesis and risk factors of long-term medical and social sequelae of pulmonary TB - a study protocol. BMC Pulm Med. 2019 Jan 07; 19(1):4. PMID: 30616617.
  5. Berhanu RH, David A, da Silva P, Shearer K, Sanne I, Stevens W, Scott L. Performance of Xpert MTB/RIF, Xpert Ultra, and Abbott RealTime MTB for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a High-HIV-Burden Setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Dec; 56(12). PMID: 30305387.
  6. Hirasen K, Berhanu R, Evans D, Rosen S, Sanne I, Long L. High rates of death and loss to follow-up by 12 months of rifampicin resistant TB treatment in South Africa. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0205463.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30300403.
  7. Brennan AT, Jamieson L, Crowther NJ, Fox MP, George JA, Berry KM, Stokes A, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Cassim N, Rosen S. Prevalence, incidence, predictors, treatment, and control of hypertension among HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral treatment in public sector treatment programs in South Africa. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0204020.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30281618.
  8. Long LC, Evans D, Rosen S, Sauls C, Brennan AT, Sanne IM, Fox MP. Can routine inpatient mortality data improve HIV mortality estimates? Inpatient mortality at an urban hospital in South Africa. S Afr Med J. 2018 Oct 02; 108(10):870-875.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30421717.
  9. Maskew M, Jamieson L, Mohomi G, Long L, Mongwenyana C, Nyoni C, Mokaba D, Fox MP, Sanne I, Rosen S. Implementation of Option B and a fixed-dose combination antiretroviral regimen for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South Africa: A model of uptake and adherence to care. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0201955.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30161147.
  10. Robertson K, Oladeji B, Jiang H, Kumwenda J, Supparatpinyo K, Campbell T, Hakim J, Tripathy S, Hosseinipour M, Marra CM, Kumarasamy N, Evans S, Vecchio A, La Rosa A, Santos B, Silva MT, Montano S, Kanyama C, Firnhaber C, Price R, Marcus C, Berzins B, Masih R, Lalloo U, Sanne I, Yosief S, Walawander A, Nair A, Sacktor N, Hall C. HIV-1 and TB Co-infection in Multinational Resource Limited Settings: Increased neurological dysfunction. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 20. PMID: 30137250.
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