Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH

Vikram Krishnasamy

Senior Medical Officer


Areas of Expertise

  • Prescription drug overdose prevention
  • Public health emergency response

Vikram Krishnasamy, MD, MPH, is a senior medical officer at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. There, he facilitates cross-agency overdose-related work through leadership of the Overdose Response Coordinating Unit. In this capacity, Vikram also oversees strategic collaboration within CDC to address the overdose crisis.

Vikram came to CDC as part of the Epidemic Intelligence Service Program where he focused on foodborne outbreak investigations and joined the Injury Center in 2018. He has also served in multiple emergency responses including Ebola, Zika, EVALI, and COVID-19. Vikram completed medical school at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and an internal medicine residency focused in global health and underserved populations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also completed a preventive medicine fellowship and a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University. He continues to see patients at a free clinic in Atlanta.