Vikas (Vik) Kapil, DO, MPH

Vikas (Vik) Kapil, DO, MPH

Core Faculty

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Associate Director for Science/Chief Medical Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Non-Clinical Elective Core Faculty Member for the CDC Rotation here at Northside Hospital.

Vikas (Vik) Kapil, DO, MPH is Chief Medical Officer and Associate Director for Science in GHC.  In this role he oversees science quality, integrity and ethics, extramural research programs, health equity efforts and monitoring and evaluation for GHC Divisions and CDC country offices.  He also serves as the primary focal point on global climate and health issues and as co-chair of the CDC Title-38 Compensation Committee for physicians and dentists. 

Dr. Kapil attended medical school and received his DO degree from Michigan State University and Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan.  He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at POH Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan and in Preventive Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and in Occupational Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and Ohio.   He holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine.   

Dr. Kapil’s primary areas of research and clinical interest include environmental and occupational lung disease, environmental emergencies, climate change and health, preparedness and response for mass-casualty events, and health systems in low and middle-income countries.