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Hector Gorbea

Faculty RankProfessor of Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
AddressOffice A-816, 8th Floor, Main Buidling
Univ of PR Medical Sciences Campus
PO Box 365067
San Juan PR
Phone7877582525, ext 2221
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    1994Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Physicians
    2011Certificate of Appreciation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    2011Faculty Member Alpha Chapter University of Puerto Rico, Alpha Omega Alpha
    2011Honor Award Certificate, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    2013Laureate Award, American College of Physicians Puerto Rico Chapter
    2015Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society of Tropical Medicne and Hygiene
    2015Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Infectious Diseases Society of America

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    Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine are the two main areas of my work. From my formal training in Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts to studies in Tropical Medicine led to my involvement in research work related to these fields. My earlier work included surveillance and serologic studies in Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Toxoplasmosis. Subsequently I was involved in studies of surveillance skin cultures as related to devices infections as well as vascular devices infections. In more recent years I have been a close collaborator with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dengue Branch with active participation as Physician Master Trainer in the Dengue Clinical Case Management Course (Certificate of Appreciation) and developing and conducting a dengue clinical management course for physicians to improve outcome during the largest epidemic in Puerto Rican history (Honor Award Certificate). I have been part of some of the dengue vaccine trials at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. I was awarded a grant as Principal Investigator (2012-2015) by the
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a study of Dengue and Acute Febrile Illnesses. The project has allowed us to study our local acute febrile illnesses that includes (besides dengue) chikungunya, leptospirosis, influenza, as well as the respiratory viruses (metapneumovirus, adenovirus, coronavirus, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial virus). This project allowed us to document the historic moment of the introduction the chikungunya virus to our Caribbean island in 2014.

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    1. Gorbea H, Garcia-Rivera EJ, Torres H, Lorenzi OD, Rivera A, Galloway RL, Sharp TM. Leptospirosis Cases Infected with Uncommon Serogroups, Puerto Rico, 2013-2015. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 01; 98(1):258-261. PMID: 29141761.
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    2. Mariangeli Arroyo-Avila, Amanda Caban, Enid J. Garcia-Rivera, Marisela Irizarry-Perez, Hilda Torres, Hector Gorbea and Luis M. Vila. AM J Trop Med Hyg. Clinical Manifestations Associated with Peripheral Joint Involvement in Patients with Acute Chikungunya Virus Infection. 2017; 4(96):916-921.
    3. Christenson B, Rodríguez JR, Gorbea HF, Ramírez-Rond CH. In vitro susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to 2-acetylpyridine thiosemicarbazones. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1985 Apr; 27(4):570-3. PMID: 3923924.
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    4. González A, Gorbea HF, Ramírez-Ronda CH. Toxic shock syndrome--pathogenesis. Bol Asoc Med P R. 1982 Dec; 74(12):383-6. PMID: 6086117.
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