Mario Camblart, MD

LMIC Fellow, VECD 2016-17

Home Institution: GHESKIO, Haiti
Fellowship Site: GHESKIO, Haiti
Research Topic: Tuberculosis

Dr. Camblart will spend his fellowship year at The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) in Port-au-Prince under the mentorship of W. Jean Pape, MD, Daniel Fitzgerald, MD and Warren Johnson, MD. His research will focus on validating a novel biomarker for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

Dr. Camblart completed his studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Cuba, which culminated in a specialization in family medicine. He has always wanted to help people and was especially interested in cardiothoracic surgery, but after reflecting on the reality of his country and how people of low means and their access to healthcare is precarious, he decided instead that it would be more useful for him to focus on viral and bacteriological infections. He believes that researching virology will be the key to solving the current need of the low-income population. The goal will be to overcome such deadly viruses.