Alberto Tobon-Castaño

Author, Colombia


Alberto Tobon-Castaño is an Associate Professor and Malaria Group Coordinator at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia. In May 1990, he studied zoo technology at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, and in December 1999, he studied medicine at Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública (Faculty of Public Health), Medellín, Colombia. In May 2005, he got his M.S. degree in epidemiology from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University), Barcelona, Spain, and his Ph.D. degree in March 2012. Tobon-Castaño is medical doctor by training and Professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Antioquia. He treats patients with acute febrile syndrome at the Research Headquarters of the University of Antioquia and also participates in research related to malaria. His main research interest focuses on malaria in order to improve the understanding of parasite-host-environment relationships. By identifying aspects that lead to therapeutic failure of antimalarials and facilitating the progression to severe disease, his ultimate goal is to increase the timely identification of patients at risk for clinical complications in order to improve the care of patients with acute febrile illness. A complete list of his published works can be found online at

Biography Updated on 2 April 2017

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