Biography

Cesar A. Arias, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. received his medical degree from Universidad El Bosque, Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia in 1992, his M.Sc. in Clinical Microbiology from the University of London, St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology Biochemistry from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom in 2000. He completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School  and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2008 in the Clinical Investigator Pathway. His research interests include the clinical and molecular aspects of antimicrobial resistance with emphasis on Gram-positive bacteria. Dr. Arias is also the Director of the Molecular Genetics and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit and International Center for Microbial Genomics, Universidad El Bosque, located in Colombia, South America.

Education

Medical Degree
Universidad El Bosque, School of Medicine
Master of Science
University of London, St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Cambridge, Department of Biochemistry Cambridge, United Kingdom
Residency
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School & MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Fellowship
Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School

Board Certifications

  • Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, USA