Alexander Golubkov, MD, MPH, currently serves as the Senior Tuberculosis Advisor (MDR-TB) at the USAID Global Health Bureau, Office of Infectious Diseases, TB Division. In this role, Dr. Golubkov provides technical leadership and coordination in the field of MDR-TB. He coordinates implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating MDR-TB and advises on tasks related to DR-TB global activities. He also provides technical TB backstop to a number of USAID-priority countries. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Golubkov served as a Medical Director for Russia and Kazakhstan for Partners In Health (PIH), a non-profit international public health NGO based in Boston, Massachusetts.