Positions

Associate Professor & Director of Medical Education
National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Medical Director, Baylor Medicine Infectious Disease Group
Medicine-Infectious Disease
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Medical Director Tropical Medicine Clinic
National School of Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Associate Professor Infectious Diseases
Medicine-Infectious Disease
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Fellowship from Case Western Reserve University Hospitals
Infectious Disease and HIV medicine
Internal Medicine Intern/Residen from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Internal Medicine
M.D. from Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Medical Doctor

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
ABIM
American Board of Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases
ABIM
Medical License Texas
Texas Medical Board

Honors & Awards

Norton Rose A. Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award in the category of Teaching and Evaluation
A. This award is given to individuals with a record of quality, quantity, and breadth of teaching and/or evaluation of learners (as a Baylor College of Medicine faculty member).
Rising Star Clinician Award 2015 Recipient
A. Outstanding contributions to clinical excellence, a consistent high level of patient care, commendable leadership skills and continuous service to Baylor College of Medicine
B. Recognizes assistant and associate professors with at least five years of clinical service
Fellowship in the American College of Physicians
Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Case Western Reserve University Hospitals

Professional Interests

  • Tropical Medicine
  • HIV/AIDS patient care
  • Medical Education
  • Endovascular infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Non-Tuberculous mycobacterium

Professional Statement

I was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine in 2010, by the Section of Infectious Disease to start the HIV/AIDS transition service at Ben Taub Hospital. After that successful year running the HIV/AIDS service, I was asked to help with the educational initiatives of the National School of Tropical Medicine as co-director of medical education, and I also started the first tropical medicine clinic at Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System. The mission of the clinic is to prevent, diagnose and treat common and neglected tropical diseases in the Houston metropolitan population and to improve occupational health for those working in regions where tropical diseases thrive. I have also published in my other areas of interest HIV and tropical diseases. In my short tenure at Baylor College of Medicine, I received two prestigious awards: Rising Star Clinical Award and Rose Norton Fullbright Award in Teaching and Evaluation. I have been involved in the creation of the Faculty Senate first with the Clinical Faculty Input Committee and now a Senator for the National School of Tropical Medicine. My passion is to educate the next generation in the art of medicine and infectious diseases

Selected Publications

Memberships

American College of Physicians
Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
International Antiviral Society (IAS)
Asociacion Guatemalteca Enfermedades Infecciosas