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Miguel Cabada, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Miguel Cabada, M.D., M.Sc. Adjunct Instructor Miguel Cabada, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

301 University Blvd, Marvin Graves Bldg., Rm 4.210
Galveston, Texas 77555-0435
Research Associate, Tropical Medicine Institute,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Calle Rubens 199, Lima – 41, Peru
Phone: 409.747.0236
Fax: 409.772.6527
Email: micabada@utmb.edu

Education
Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
M.D. 2000 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Post-doctoral training Tropical Medicine 2005 Tropical Medicine Institute, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Internal Medicine 2008 Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Master in Science 2011 University of Texas Medical Branch
Infectious Diseases 2011 University of Texas Medical Branch

Overview
Dr. Cabada graduated from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima Peru. After medical school he spent 5 years working in the jungle and highlands of Peru as a post-doctoral fellow in tropical medicine. He spent most of that time performing epidemiologic studies on infectious diseases and travel medicine Cusco area. Dr. Cabada trained in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital – University of Miami and in infectious diseases at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He obtained a master degree in clinical research from UTMB and also trained in field epidemiology, ultrasound of tropical diseases, and molecular biology.

Dr. Cabada splits his time between Galveston where he does clinical work on general infectious diseases and travel medicine and Cusco-Peru where he does community based studies and translational research on Fasciola hepatica, soil transmitted diseases, and cestode infections. He heads the University of Texas Medical Branch and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Collaborative Research Center in Cusco. The center is a training site in tropical medicine and global health for medical students and fellows. The facilities include fully equipped molecular biology, bacteriology-parasitology, and clinical laboratories. Dr. Cabada's main research interests focus on neglected tropical disease including epidemiologic and translational research of new field applicable diagnostics for neglected parasites.

Research Interests
Tropical Medicine, Parasitology, Travel Medicine, New Diagnostic Methods for Neglected Infectious Diseases.

Selected Publications
  1. Lopez M, Morales ML, Konana M, Hoyer P, Pineda-Reyes R, White AC Jr, Garcia HH, Lescano AG, Gotuzzo E, Cabada MM. Kato-Katz and Lumbreras rapid sedimentation test to evaluate helminth prevalence in the setting of a school-based deworming program. Pathog Glob Health. 2016 May;110(3):130-4. PMID: 27376503
  2. Cabada MM., Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Lopez M, Caravedo MA, Arque E, White AC Jr. Fasciola hepatica Infection in an Indigenous Community of the Peruvian Jungle. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jun 1;94(6):1309-12. PMID: 26976892
  3. Cabada MM., Lopez M, Cruz M, Delgado JR, Hill V, White AC Jr. Treatment Failure after Multiple Courses of Triclabendazole among Patients with Fascioliasis in Cusco, Peru: A Case Series. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jan 25;10(1):e0004361. PMID: 26808543
  4. Cabada MM., Goodrich MR, Graham B, Villanueva-Meyer PG, Deichsel EL, Lopez M, Arque E, Clinton White A Jr. Prevalence of intestinal helminths, anemia, and malnutrition in Paucartambo, Peru. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2015 Feb;37(2):69-75. PMID: 25915010 Free Article
  5. Crannell ZA, Cabada MM., Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Irani A, White AC, Richards-Kortum R. Recombinase polymerase amplification-based assay to diagnose Giardia in stool samples. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Mar;92(3):583-7. PMID: 25510713
  6. Cabada MM., Goodrich MR, Graham B, Villanueva-Meyer PG, Lopez M, Arque E, White AC Jr. Fascioliasis and eosinophilia in the highlands of Cuzco, Peru and their association with water and socioeconomic factors. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Nov;91(5):989-93. PMID: 25200257
  7. Villanueva-Meyer PG, Garcia-Jasso CA, Springer CA, Lane JK, Su BS, Hidalgo IS, Goodrich MR, Deichsel EL, White AC Jr, Cabada MM.. Advice on malaria and yellow fever prevention provided at travel agencies in Cuzco, Peru. J Travel Med. 2015 Jan-Feb;22(1):26-30. PMID: 25156197
  8. Cabada MM., Lopez M, Arque E, Clinton White A. Prevalence of soil-transmitted helminths after mass albendazole administration in an indigenous community of the Manu jungle in Peru. Pathog Glob Health. 2014 Jun;108(4):200-5. PMID: 24934795
  9. Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Cabada MM., Nichols J, Gomez G, White AC Jr. Human primary intestinal epithelial cells as an improved in vitro model for Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Infect Immun. 2013 Jun;81(6):1996-2001. PMID: 23509153
  10. Salazar H, Swanson J, Mozo K, White AC Jr, Cabada MM.. Acute mountain sickness impact among travelers to Cusco, Peru. J Travel Med. 2012 Jul;19(4):220-5. PMID: 22776382

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