Faculty

Alave

Jorge Alave, MD

Dr. Alave is an Associate Professor at Cayetano Heredia University, and an Attending Physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at Cayetano Heredia Hospital, in Lima, Peru. His research focuses on HIV and tuberculosis.

Bandar

Claudia Banda

Dr. Banda is an Associate Professor at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.
Barkati

Sapha Barkati, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DTMH, CTropMed

Dr. Barkati is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology at McGill University. She is an alumnus of the Gorgas Course Class of 2017. Her research interests include the epidemiology of tropical diseases and improvement of diagnosis and care of strongyloidiasis.

Bottieau

Emmanuel Bottieau, MD, PhD

Dr. Bottieau is an Associate Professor and head of the Unit of Tropical Diseases at the University of Antwerp. His research interests include integrated management of febrile illness in the tropics and in travelers, clinical management of neglected tropical diseases, and clinical decision-making in complex syndromes in low-resource settings.

Bravo

Francisco Bravo, MD

Dr. Bravo is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University, in Lima, Peru. His research focuses on tropical dermatopathology.

Bussalleu

Alejandro Bussalleu, MD, MSc, PhD

Dr. Bussalleu is a Principal Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, where he also currently serves as Vice Chancellor of Research. His research focuses on the epidemiology and treatment of H. pylori infections.

Cabada

Miguel Cabada, MD, MSc

Dr. Cabada is an Associate Professor at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He is the Director of a Collaborative Research Center in Cusco, Peru, where he conducts community-based studies and translational research on Fasciola hepatica, soil-transmitted diseases, and cestode infections.

Candela

Jorge Candela, MD

Dr. Candela is an Attending Physician at the National Institute for Children’s Health in Lima, Peru, where he specializes in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Enrique Cornejo

Enrique Cornejo, MD, MSc

Dr. Cornejo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and a member of the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute. His research interests include antimicrobial stewardship and HIV/AIDS.

Odom

Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD

Dr. Dionne-Odom is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She serves as a medical consultant for the CDC division of STD prevention and is co-director of the UAB ID Global Health Interest Group. Her research focuses on HIV and sexually transmitted infections in women.

Echevarria

Juan Echevarría, MD

Dr. Echevarría is a Principal Professor at Cayetano Heredia University and a researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute. His research focuses on HIV.

Evans

Carlton Evans, MBBS

Dr. Evans is a Professor of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London and in the Department of Microbiology at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. His research focuses on tuberculosis, with emphasis on diagnostics, treatment, effects of micronutrients, and determinants of drug susceptibility.

Freedman

David O. Freedman, MD

Dr. Freedman is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an Emeritus Director and a founder of the Gorgas Course. His research interests include clinical tropical medicine, immune-parasitology and the development of surveillance networks.

Garcia

Hugo García, MD, PhD

Dr. García is a Professor at the School of Science and School of Public Health, and the Director of the Center for Global Health at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He also the head of the Cysticercosis Unit at the National Neurology Institute in Peru. His research focuses on cysticercosis and epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.

Garcia

Coralith García, MD, MSc, PhD

Dr. García is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. She is the coordinator of the Enteric Disease, Nutrition and Antimicrobial Resistance Lab at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute. Her research focuses on antimicrobial resistance and use of antibiotics.

Gonzalez

Elsa Gonzalez, MD

Dr. Gonzalez is a Professor at the School of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, and the leader of the HTLV-1 study group at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute. Her research interests include HTLV-1, HIV, and tuberculosis.

Gotuzzo

Eduardo Gotuzzo, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FESCMID

Dr. Gotuzzo is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University, in Lima, Peru. He is an Emeritus Director of the Gorgas Course. His wide-spanning research interests include emerging diseases, tuberculosis, HTLV-1, brucellosis, typhoid fever, and parasites.

Henostroza

German Henostroza, MD

Dr. Henostroza is a Gorgas Course Director. He is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the School of Medicine of the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. Founder of the Tuberculosis Research Unit at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute in Lima, Peru. His research interests include POC diagnostics, clinical trials, and vaccine trials for tuberculosis.

Hernandez

Herminio Hernández, MD, PhD

Dr. Hernández is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He was formerly the Chief of the Pediatrics Department at Cayetano Heredia Hospital and President of the Peruvian Society of Pediatrics. His research interests include vaccine-preventable diseases, immunizations and adverse events following immunization.

Krapp

Fiorella Krapp, MD, MSc

Dr. Krapp is a Professor at the School of Medicine and a researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Her research interests include mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance at the clinical, epidemiological, genetic and diagnostic levels.

Kuhn

Susan Kuhn, MD

Dr. Kuhn is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Canada. She is the Director of the Odyssey Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on infectious disease and tropical medicine.

Legua

Pedro Legua, MD

Dr. Legua is a Principal Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and an Attending Physician in the Infectious Disease Department of Cayetano Heredia Hospital in Lima, Peru. His research interests include leprosy, tetanus, hydatidosis, and other topics in tropical medicine.

Maguina

Ciro Maguiña, MD, PhD

Dr. Maguiña is a Professor of Medicine and formerly Director of the Research Institutes at Cayetano Heredia University, in Lima, Peru. His research interests include tropical diseases, snake and spider envenomation, toxocariasis, and Peruvian bartonellas.

Marrazzo

Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Dr. Marazzo is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a member of the Executive Board of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association. Her research focuses on sexually transmitted infections.

Martinez

Dalila Martinez, MD, MSc

Dr. Martínez is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. She is an Attending Physician at the Infectious, Tropical and Dermatological Diseases Department at Cayetano Heredia Hospital. Her research focuses on leishmaniasis, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, free-living amoebas and malaria.

Mejia

Fernando Mejia, MD

Dr. Mejía is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and an Attending Physician at the Tropical Medicine Department at Cayetano Heredia Hospital in Lima, Peru. He is the coordinator of the HIV and HTLV-1 research units at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute. His current research focuses on the association between HTLV-1 and tuberculosis.

Montes

Martín Montes, MD

Dr. Montes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and a Research Associate at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute at Cayetano Heredia University, in Lima, Peru. He is the Director of the Immunology Laboratory and Cryobank at the institute. His research focuses on the immunoregulatory responses to chronic infectious diseases and retroviral co-infections.

Morrison

Amy Morrison, PhD

Dr. Morrison is a project scientist and scientific director of the Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) Iquitos Laboratory, in the jungle of Peru. Her research focuses on dengue in the Peruvian Amazon.

Neyra

Edgar Neyra, MSc

Mr. Neyra is part of the Research Team of the Mycology Laboratory at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute in Lima, Peru, where research on the epidemiology of prevalent mycoses in Peru and in HIV patients, and drug-resistant fungi, is conducted.

Ochoa

Theresa Ochoa, MD

Dr. Ochoa is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Her research focuses on diarrheal diseases, neonatal infections, and pneumococcal infections.

Otero

Larissa Otero, MD, MPH, PhD

Dr. Otero is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. Her research interests include tuberculosis transmission and prevention.

Pamo

Óscar Pamo, MD

Dr. Pamo is a Principal Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and an Attending Physician in the Internal Medicine Department at Arzobispo Loayza Hospital in Lima, Peru.

Pappas

Peter Pappas, MD

Dr. Pappas is a Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a principal investigator for the NIH Mycoses Study Group and the National Network of Transplant Centers. His research interests span different mycoses: candidiasis, cryptococcosis, aspergillosis, sporotrichosis, and blastomycosis.

Prentice

Aníbal Prentice, MD

Dr. Prentice is the director of the Neuromuscular Pathology Laboratory at the British American Hospital in Lima, Peru. His research interests include neuromuscular diseases and muscle and peripheral nerve diseases.

Rodriguez

Martín Rodríguez, MD

Dr. Rodríguez is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is also the director of the Internal Medicine Global Health Residency. His research interests include C. difficile infection, UTI, tropical diseases, tuberculosis, metabolic complications in HIV, and educational interventions in infectious diseases for developing countries.

Seas

Carlos Seas, MD

Dr. Seas is a Gorgas Course Director. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Subdirector of the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute at Cayetano Heredia University. His research interests include tuberculosis, cholera, shigellosis, hospital-acquired infections, HIV/AIDS, skin and soft tissue infections, infections in travelers, antimicrobial resistance, and S. aureus bacteriemia.

Shan

Sachita Shah, MD

Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is the director of the Global Emergency Medicine and Rural Health Fellowship at the University of Washington. Her research interests include the use of ultrasound in resource limited settings.

Swancutt

Mark Swancutt, MD

Dr. Swancutt is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is an alumnus of the Gorgas Course, Class of 2011. His research interests include HIV and general infectious diseases.

Tagle

Martín Tagle, MD

Dr. Tagle is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. He is a member of the Peruvian Academy of Medicine and of the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver. His research focuses on hepatic diseases, particularly viral hepatitis.

Tipismana

Martín Tipismana, MD, PhD

Dr. Tipismana is an Associate Professor at the School of Medicine of Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. His research interests include neurological diseases, with a focus on tropical spastic paraparesis.

Ugarte

César Ugarte, MD, MSc, PhD

Dr. Ugarte is an Assistant Professor and Associate Researcher at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. His research interests include tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, bartonellosis, D-19, and tropical medicine.

Valdez

Luis Manuel Valdez, MD

Dr. Valdez is a Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences in Lima, Peru. His research focuses on diarrheal diseases, and medical education through innovative tools.

Vermund

Sten Vermund, MD, PhD

Dr. Vermund is the Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. His research focuses on health care access, adolescent medicine, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and reproductive health.

Vivar

Aldo Vivar, MD

Dr. Vivar is a Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University and an Attending Physician and Coordinator of the HIV and STIs program at the Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, in Lima, Peru. His research interests include HIV, STDs, and tuberculosis.

Ward

Brian Ward, MD, DTMH

Dr. Ward is a Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at McGill University. He is the Deputy Director of the Research Institute at McGill, Co-Director of the McGill Vaccine Study Center, and Associate Director of the JD MacLean Center for Tropical Diseases. His research interests include the development and evaluation of novel virus-like particle vaccines, factors that influence HIV transmission, virus-nutritional interactions, and the development of new diagnostic tests for parasitic diseases.

Warrell

Prof. David Warrell, FMedSci, FRCP

Dr. Warrell is an Emeritus Professor at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine of the University of Oxford. He is the International Director of the Royal College of Physician, and the founding director of the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Program in Thailand. He is a world expert on venomous snakes, malaria, rabies, relapsing fever, and several other tropical diseases.

White

A. Clinton White, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH

Dr. White is a Professor of Medicine at the Divition of Infectious Diseases of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He directs the IDSA-ASTMH guidelines committee for neurocysticercosis. His current research focuses on host-parasite interactions, including host responses to Cryptosporidium and other intestinal parasites, and cysticercosis.

James W

James Willig, MD, MSPH

Dr. Willig is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the Associate Dean of Clinical Education at UAB’s School of Medicine, and an Associate Scientist at the Center for AIDS Research and the Informatic Institute. His research interests include quality improvement and medical informatics in HIV primary care.

Amanda W

Amanda Willig, PhD

Dr. Willig is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her research focuses on nutrition and physical activity to prevent health disparities in adults with HIV in domestic and international settings.

Yoshiyama

Christian Yoshiyama, MD

Dr. Yoshiyama is an ophthalmologist practicing in Lima, Peru.