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María L. Ávila-Aguero
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Dr. Maria L. Avila-Aguero is a doctor of Pediatric Infectology at the Hospital Nacional de Niños, "Dr. Carlos Sáenz Herrera", San José, Costa Rica. She served as Head of the Department of Infectology from 2000-2006, and has currently filled this role once again since September of 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Universidad de Costa Rica. She also serves as Director of Post Graduate Studies in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Dr. Avila-Aguero served as Minister of Health for Costa Rica from May of 2006 to August of 2011. Prior to her role as Costa Rican Minister of Health, Dr. Avila-Aguero was the Director of the Committee of Nosocomial Infections (1999-2005), and Director of the Committee on Epidemiological Surveillance (2000-20005).
Dr. Avila-Aguero has received several awards, among them was named one of the 50 most influential women in Central America by Forbes 2014. Since 2014 coordinates the GREEN initiative (Advisory Board of the Latin American Pneumococcal Disease Consortium). Member of various scientific and academic organizations including SLIPE (Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases). Since 2016, she is Member of the Council of International Society for Infectious Diseases. Member of REKAMLATINA (Latin America Kawasaki Disease Network). Since 2018 she is Affiliate Researcher, Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA), Yale University
Dr. Avila-Aguero is a frequent speaker, and has published numerous articles in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Publications (6)

Recent article categories: Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology


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