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Mogomotsi Matshaba, M.B.B.Ch. (M.D.), Res. ‘11

Mogomotsi Matshaba, M.B.B.Ch., Res. ’11, is executive director of Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence Trust, where he oversees the country’s pediatric and adolescent HIV services. He has served in this role since 2017, and prior to this appointment served as the Trust’s deputy director beginning in 2012.  

Dr. Matshaba is also clinical associate professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Retrovirology in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital between 2008 and 2011. His academic interests are in pediatric HIV infection research, ethics and implementation science.  

He also serves as the principal investigator for both the Collaborative African Genomics Network – a National Institutes of Health-funded initiative where he leads a team of researchers from six institutions and four countries – and the Individual Findings in Genetics Research in Africa H3Africa ELSI Collaborative Centre.  

Dr. Mttshaba is the chairman of Botswana’s National HIV/Syphilis Elimination Validation Committee and the national coordinator for the Botswana Presidential COVID-19 Task Force. He sits on several Ministry of Health and Wellness committees as the pediatric HIV expert. On the international stage, he serves in the Inter-Agency Task Team on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection in Pregnant Women, Mothers and Children (IATT on PMTCT) and is past chair of Human Health and Heredity in Africa.  

In 2016, he was awarded the International Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology Transplant and Nutrition in Jaipur, India.