Maria Aparecida Shikanai Yasuda
Maria A. Shikanai-Yasuda is a recipient of the Ph.D. degree. She is a Professor of infectious and parasitic diseases and the Coordinator of Infections in Immunosuppressed Hosts Committee of Hospital das Clí nicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Co-coordinator of Technical Group IVb for the Management of Adult Patient with Chagas Disease of the Global Network of Attention, Control and Prevention of Chagas Disease of World Health Organization and the Ex-Coordinator of the Brazilian Network for Attention and Studies on HIV/Trypanosoma cruzi coinfection. She was the President of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine from March 2009 to March 2011. Her research focuses on Chagas’ disease and systemic mycoses and host-parasite interaction in paracoccidioidomycosis and Chagas’ disease and in “endemic infections and immunosuppression.” Yasuda has authored more than 84 peer-reviewed publications, and she is a recognized trainer in the area of infectious and parasitic diseases. Additionally, she authored the Brazilian Guidelines on Paracoccidioidomycosis and coauthored the Brazilian Guidelines on Cryptococcosis, Brazilian Guidelines on Chagas’ Diseases, "Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of HIV-/T.-cruzi- coinfected patients," and "the recommendations for management of Chagas’ disease in organ and hematopoietic tissue transplantation programs in nonendemic areas."
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012