Professor, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine
University of South Florida, USA
Dr. Carlos Callegari is Research Professor and Director of the International Academy of Medicine and the Ibero-Americas Programs in Medicine International at the Morsani College of Medicine of the University of South Florida (USF). He is serving also as Senior Advisor and Liaison for the Ibero-Americas in Continuing Education at USF Health (HPCC) under which, he is Founder and CEO of ASCLEPIAS (Advance Solutions, Clinical Leadership and Educational Programs with the Ibero Americas), a new USF regional alliance network of academic, governmental, and private institutions for the improvement of Continuing Medical Education and Training. Dr. Callegari is also Director and founding member of ISTEC-Salud at the IberoAmerican Consortium for Education, Science and Technology (ISTEC). Born in Valencia, Venezuela, he received his Medical Degree and his Master in Education, with a Minor in Educational Research, from the University of Carabobo. He completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism at Harbor-UCLA-Medical Center and a Doctorate in Medical Sciences at the University of Zulia, Venezuela. His academic career started at the University of Carabobo in 1976. From 1989 he has been: Founder and Director of the Center for Biomedical and Technological Research, Associate Dean for Research and Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Carabobo, where he served until 2006. As a Dean, he was also Coordinator of the Venezuelan Committee of Medical-School Deans and Vice-president and President (acting) of the Venezuelan Association of Medical Schools (AVEFAM). Dr. Callegari has presented over 70 papers in national and international Conferences and indexed Journals.
Dr. Carlos Callegari research interests lies in nternational Medicine with special focus in Ibero America, Medical (Health) Education, Academic Development and Leadership in developing countries, and non-communicable chronic diseases. His recent academic interests include: approaches to the prevention of non-communicable chronic diseases with a global health perspective, and global medical education, health technologies, and educational applications for health care in developing countries.