Ivan is enrolled in in the International Health MSc program from CIH-LMU.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself:
I have studied medicine in Bogotá (Colombia), and during my last year in medical school, I got my interest in infectious disease. Afterward, I did my internal medicine residency and then my Infectious disease residency al o in Bogotá. Through my residency programs, I had the opportunity to do observerships in Paris at Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital (HIV and tropical medicine) and in Madrid at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre (Infections in immunosuppressed patients). In recent years, I was working in a tertiary-care University Hospital and an HIV clinic at Bogotá until I moved to Munich to start my MSc studies. I’m 33 years old, originally from Bogotá, Colombia, married, and eagerly waiting for my wife to join me in Munich soon! I like Jogging, read, listen to different kinds of music and diving.
Please tell us a little bit about your research:
During my studies, I had been involved in clinical research on topics like TB, Infective endocarditis, and Chikungunya virus. During my latest years, I assessed a few projects and publications on infectious disease in my home country, and I was enrolled in clinical practice (HIV, infection in Immunosuppressed patients) and teaching for medical school students and residents. For my MSc project, I’m working on the description and comparison of different clinical features in early diagnosed pulmonary TB in patients with and without HIV infection (baseline and day 14 visits from the TB sequel cohort).
What is the most exciting thing about your job and or research?
I consider myself very passionate about the infectious disease field, so I always enjoy any opportunity I have to participate in different activities (research, clinical practice, and teaching) related to the field. During my MSc studies, I’m feeling very excited about the opportunity to participate in clinical research with a global health perspective and see closely the multinational collaboration efforts to control the burden of relevant infectious diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.