Carlos Callegari, MD, MEd, DMSc, FAAP
Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, International Academy of Medicine and USF Health Ibero Americas Programs
MD, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
Master in Education, Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela
Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, UCLA, CA
Fellowship, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, UCLA - Torrance, CA
PhD, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
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.
Areas of Expertise
International 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.
Porello B, Rauseo D, Reveron D, Rivas B, Meertens de Rodriguez L, Viso M, Rodriguez Z, Fernandez Y, Cabrera de Leon A, Galdona E, Regiosa A, Callegari C. Adiponectin and its relation to obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome in adults. CDC Cohort Canarias Venezuela. Revista Venezolana de Endocrinologia 2013. In press.
Viso M, Rodriguez Z, Aponte L, Barboza A, Barreto P, Villamizar M, Cabrera de Leon A, Fernandez Y, Galdona E, Reigosa A, Callegari C. Insulinoresistance, Obesity, and Metabolic Syndrome in the CDC Cohort Canarias Venezuela. SALUS 2013. In press.
Viso M, Rodriguez Z, Loreto N, Fernández Y, Callegari C, Nicita G, González J, Cabrera de Leon A. Riesgo cardiovascular: valoracion inicial de la cohorte "CDC de Canarias en Venezuela". Cardiovascular risk initial evaluation of the CDC Cohort of Canarians in Venezuela. Invest Clin 52(4):323-333, 2011
Buccella Sifontes S, Callegari C. Prevalencia del Dinfrome Metabolico en Adultos Mayres del Municipio Valencia, Estado Carabobo. Informe Medico 7(12): 2010
Barbealla-Szarvas S, Dominguez L, Castro-Kolster L, Callegari C, Marcano G, Villaneuva C. Distal Renal Tubular Dysfunction in Seriously Undernourished Pediatric Patients. Investigacion Clinica 51(1): 5-16, 2010
Reigosa A, Castillo C, Barrios V, Callegari C, Molina K, Morales L, Mora E, Zavala M, Sucra L. Subjective Assessment Comparison of the Inflammatory Infiltrate with the Lymphoid Index in Breast Cancer. Revista Salus 10(2): 30-39; 2006
Moreno W, Jordan R, Callegari C, Ramadoss B, Alverson DC, Garcia J. Special Session - Iberoamerican Science Technology and Education Consortium (ISTEC) Health 9th Internationa Conference for Engineering Education (ICEE), San Juan, Puerto Rico; 07/23/2006 - 07/28/2006; in: "Proceedings of the ICEE 2006". R2B-6
Angulo N, Rincones MT, Castro de Kolster C, Callegari C. Effect of L-Carnitine Supplimentation in Children with Chronic Constipation. Revista Salus 10(2): 8-16;2006
Reigosa A, Castillo L, Varrios V, Callegari C, Molina Luisa Morales K, Superlano T, Valdivia F. Inflammatory Infiltrate Assessment and Its Relation with Other Prognostic Factors in Breat Cancer. Rev Venez Oncol 18(2): 85-91; 2006
Reigosa A, Castillo L, Barrios V, Callegari C, Molina K, Morales L, Mora E, Zabala M, Sucre L. Comparación de valaración subjetiva de infiltrado inflamatorio con indice linfoides en el cáncer de mama. (Subjective assessment complarison of the imflammatory infiltrat with the lymphoid index in breast cancer) REVISTA SALUS 10(2): 30-39; 2006
Callegari, C, Tarris, R., Cheung, S., Weichsel, and M., Fisher D.: Evidence for Nuclear T3 receptors in Neonatal Cerebral Astrocytes in Frontiers of Thyroidology. (Medeiros-Neto, G and Gaitan, E Eds) Plenum Medical Book Company New York, pp. 713-716. 1986
Book Chapter Swerdloff R., Steiner B., Callegari, C, Bhasin S. GnRH Analogues and Male Contraception. in Pharmacology, Biology, and Clinical Applications of Androgens Current Status and Future Prospects. Proceedings of the Second International Androgen Workshop, . (Bhasin S, Gabelnick H, Spieler J, Swerldloff R, Wang C and Kelly C . Eds) Wiley-Liss New York, (355-366), 1995
Spanish translation of the Electronic Version of Gompf’s ID Pearls. A Learning tool
Callegari C. "Globalization Education and Health (Research, Teaching, and Internships)". Medesalud 2011 International Congress Medical Tourism. Medellin, Colombia, September 2011
Callegari C. "New Challenges for ISTEC-SALUD: From the individual to the community to the globe: A transdisciplinary and collective construction". ISTEC's XVIII General Assembly, ISTEC-Salud session. Pontificia University Rio Grande del Sur (PUCRS). Brazil. May 2011.
Sanchez Anguiano A, Callegari C, Stockwell HG (USF; USA), Morales E (U Panama), Staff C (U Latina Panama), Galindez L (U Carabobo Venezuela). USF COPH, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tampa, Florida. "Transitioning the Epidemiologists for Epidemiology Transition (ETTE). An International Collaborative Educational Effort Fulfilling Needs of the LA and Caribbean Region". Global Health Education Consorium, Cuernavaca, Mexico, April 2010
Moreno W, Jordan R, Callegari C, Ramadoss B, Alverson DC, Garcia J. "Proceedings of the ICEE 2006"., R2B-6. Special Session - Iberoamerican Science Technology and Education Consortium (ISTEC) Health 9th International Conference for Engineering Education (ICEE), San Juan, Puerto Rico 07/23/06 - 07/28/06
Callegari C. "Assessment of Potential Adverse Pharmacological Interactions in an Intensive Care Unite by Using a Computerized Based System". VII World conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and 4th Congress of European Association for Clinical Pharmacoloby and Therapeutics. Florence, Italy, 2000
Dominguez L, Barbella S, Suarez O, Callegari C, Polanco N. "Renal Tubular Dysfunction in Patients with Severe Malnutrition". V Congresso Latinoamericano de Nefrologia Pediatrica, Valencia, Venezuela, Nov 7-12, 1999
P LOCTI 1.150 Universidad de Carabobo. Callegari C (PI). Agency: National Endowment for Science, Technology and Innovation. Comparative Nutritional Assessment and Intervention of Children and Adolescents from Venezuela and a Group of Descendants of Italian Immigrants: a Study Pilot, 2006 - present
P LOCTI 1.149 Universidad de Carabobo. Callegari C (PI). Agendy: National Endowment for Science, Technology and Innovation. Characterization of the Aging Process in a Population of Italian Immigrants Living in Carabobo State Compared with Venezuelan Elderly Population, 2006 - present
C. Callegari (Co-Director, study in Venezuela). Specific Agreement U de la Laguna Tenerife Spain and Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela. CDC Canarias in Venezuela; Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Cencer in Canarian Descendents Living in Venezuela, 2006 - present
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