Faculty Profile

Bio-Miguel Cabada

  • Miguel M. Cabada MD MSc FASTMH is a physician scientist expert in tropical and travel medicine. He is an Associate Professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases of University of Texas Medical Branch. He went to medical school in Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima – Peru and then pursued training as a post-doc in tropical medicine research at the Alexander von Humboldt Tropical Medicine Institute in UPCH working in the jungle and highlands of Peru for 5 years. He completed his internal medicine residency in Jackson Memorial Hospital-University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and infectious diseases fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch. He holds a master’s degree in clinical research from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from University of Texas Medical Branch.

    Dr. Cabada splits his time between Galveston where he does clinical work on general infectious diseases and Cusco-Peru where he does community-based studies and translational research. Dr. Cabada is the founding Director of the UPCH-UTMB Collaborative Research Center in Cusco – Peru based at the Tropical Medicine Institute of UPCH. This facility is a training site in tropical medicine and global health research for medical students and fellows. Dr. Cabada is heavily involved in mentoring trainees at different levels of their careers. He heads a research program on epidemiological and translational aspects of neglected tropical diseases, travel medicine, and emerging viral infections. His focus is on helminths affecting the local population with an emphasis on the epidemiology, impact, novel diagnostics, treatment responses, and control of fascioliasis. He has led multidisciplinary research teams in the highlands and jungle of Peru and has a network of collaborators around the country to study neglected tropical diseases. Dr. Cabada is involved in the Latin American Society of Travel Medicine, International Society of Travel Medicine, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene where he participates in scientific committees, training activities, and leadership positions. He has also served as a consultant for the Peruvian Government on Fasciola hepatica treatment and control.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    University Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Lima, Peru, MD, 2000


    Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Miami, FL, 2008


    Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2011