Dr Samir Dervisevic qualified from University College London, United Kingdom, in 1997. After 3 years of training in General Internal Medicine in London he chose to specialise in Clinical Virology in 2001, initially at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals, and subsequently at University College London Hospital in 2002. He obtained UK FRCPath in 2006. During his training he also worked as an Honorary Lecturer at University College London delivering lectures and seminars for at UCL MB BS Course. He developed an interest in viral infections of the liver and learned viral hepatology working with Professor Nikolai Naumov at University College London Hospital and viral hepatitis co-infection with HIV working at Mortimer Market Clinic in London. He was appointed a Locum Consultant Medical Virologist at University College London Hospital in 2007 and then in 2008 accepted the post of a Consultant Virologist and Clinical Lead in Virology at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He was also appointed an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, where he has been involved in teaching of undergraduate (MB BS course) and postgraduate (MSc course) students. Over the last five years has been an invited External Examiner for the University of Cambridge (MB BS course). In 2017 he completed the MSc in Virology from the Liverpool John Moores University. In 2014 he completed a two-year Course in Leadership and Management and was appointed the Head of the Eastern Pathology Alliance Department of Microbiology, a 100 staff department serving three teaching hospitals in the county of Norfolk. His portfolio also include post-graduate medical training in Virology and Microbiology and he is a Senior Examiner and question setter for the UK Royal College of Pathologists . His research interest include new diagnostic technologies in the field of infectious diseases, blood-borne viruses, infections in immunocompromised and viral infections in new-born. He co-authored over 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.