2019 Latin Ambassadors

 

Recognizing the importance of improving awareness and care of children impacted by chronic gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses, IFFGD was pleased to announce its 2019 Ambassadors to five leading pediatric gastroenterologists. These Ambassadors were recognized during the LASPHGAN session of NASHPGAN in 2019. The inaugural Ambassadors are intended to raise awareness and improve care for pediatric GI and motility disorders in Latin America.

The IFFGD Ambassadors Program is led by a committee of leaders in the medical and scientific community of Latin America:

Ambassador Program Committee

  • Dr. Miguel Saps
  • Dr. Jose Garza
  • Dr. Samuel Nurko
  • Dr. Leonel Rodriguez
  • Dr. Reinaldo Pierre Alvarez

We are pleased to recognize the 2019 IFFGD Latin American Ambassadors recipients for their achievements and thank them for their commitment to children with chronic GI and motility disorders.

The 2019 IFFGD Latin Ambassadors Are:

 

Jamie

Dra. María Francisca Jaime, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Clínica Alemana De Santiago, Chile

Dra. Jamie completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During 2016 she completed an observership in functional tests at Emma Children’s Hospital in Amsterdam, with Marc Benninga and his team.

She is married with two children while currently working at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Clínica Alemana and Hospital Padre Hurtado.

Her particular research interest is in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Dra. Jamie worked on the team which published the first report about prevalence of FGIDs in Chilean school children.

 

MoraisDr. Mauro Batista De Morais, Full Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Paulista School of Medicine / Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.

In addition to the Medical Residency and Specialist Title in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology Dr. De Morais has a Master’s and Doctorate degree. He conducted Postdoctoral Program as Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine/Children Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas. In Brazil he mentored 33 PhD students and 51 Masters students.

He works actively in the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. Dr. De Morais participates LASPGHAN of which he was Secretary General, Vice President of Brazil and President of the Latin American, Ibero-american and Brazilian Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology held in Natal, Brazil in 2012. He has written about 140 articles that are located on PubMed.

 

 

Rivera Medina 2

Dr. Juan Francisco Rivera-Medina, Pediatritian in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition National Children's Health Unit Institute in Lima, Peru.

He is a Professor for the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. He has also served as a Past-president of LASPGHAN.

Dr. Juan Francisco Rivera-Medina focuses his research on nutritional aspects of children with functional digestive disorders and childhood intestinal diseases.

 

 

Velasco

Dr. Carlos Velasco, Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia.

Past-president of LASPGHAN.

Dr. Benitz has 66 published articles and several books related to pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.

His main areas of focus are Pediatric Functional Digestive Disorders and Celiac Disease.

 

 

Marino

Dr. Edgar Játiva Mariño MSc. PhD(c), Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Specialist in Pediatrics, Professor of the Central University of Ecuador.

He is the Executive President of the ISAMI Maternal and Child Health Institute and President of the Latin American Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Pediatric Nutrition, Ecuador Chapter. Member of the SLAGHNP.

He is currently a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery and Specialist in Pediatrics at the Central University of Ecuador.

Dr. Edgar Játiva Mariño is Magister in University Teaching at the Polytechnic School of the ESPE Army.

He has diplomas in Public Health at the Fudon University of Rio de Janeiro, Educational Technology at UNAM Mexico DF and Hospital Management by UCE Processes.

 

 

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