Bachti Alisjahbana completed his medical study in the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1989) and conducted his field duty in the Central Highlands of Papua (1990-1993). Following his residency in Internal Medicine, Medical Faculty, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), in 1999, he became a staff member of the Department, with a focus on infectious diseases. He has started contributing to research project in the KNAW, SPIN 1 program while achieving his PhD degree which was accomplished in the University Medical Center Nijmegen (2000-2007). Subsequently, he continues leading many investigators and projects related to TB, HIV and general infectious disease in UNPAD until now. Currently he also holds a position as the coordinator of Research and Community Service Unit of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Padjadjaran. In the National TB Program, he has a role as the chairperson of the Operational Research Group that promotes implementation of research for improvement of TB Program.