Rupa Kanapathipillai is an infectious diseases physician and advisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres, currently based in New York. She completed her infectious diseases training in Melbourne, Australia and remains as Senior Medical Staff at Monash Health (Melbourne) where she returns to practice clinical infectious diseases every year. Rupa completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) from Columbia University, and an editorial fellowship at the New England Journal of Medicine. In her work with Medecins Sans Frontieres, she focuses on antimicrobial stewardship implementation and support, and now oversees AMS activities in multiple projects ranging from acute trauma and reconstructive surgery in the middle east, to pediatric sepsis in west Africa. She works with colleagues focused on Infection Prevention and Control, microbiology and pharmacy, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to antimicrobial resistance in these contexts.