Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco, M.D.

Dirceu Bartolomeu Greco began his work in the medical field at one of Brazil’s largest Federal Universities at Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he received his medical degree in 1969. In 1971, he went on to study Clinical Immunology at the State University of New York, Buffalo and briefly at the University of London. Upon earning his specialized credentials in 1973, he returned to UFMG, where he received his Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine in 1980. He has served there as a tenured professor of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases since 1991. 

Aside from his work at his alma mater, Dr. Greco has served as a member of the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s National Commission on AIDS as well as its National Commission for HIV Vaccines. He was also chosen to serve as a permanent member of the National Commission on Research Ethics from 2007-2011. Since August 2010, he has been Director of the Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis in the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Currently, Dr. Greco is the leader of a group of researchers specializing in infectious and parasitic diseases. To date, he has published more than 100 articles in specialized periodicals, more than 20 book chapters, and more than 105 technical works. He has also delivered over 115 professional talks at annual events. He has advised 18 doctoral theses and 26 master’s dissertations. 

Dr. Greco is an authority on infectious disease and parasites, clinical immunology, and ethics and has participated in several research projects in these areas. In all, he has collaborated with 232 of his peers in coauthoring various scientific works. Throughout his productive career, he has worked directly or as an advisor with numerous national and international interdisciplinary institutions, including the Office of the Secretary of Health of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, World Medical Association, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and CIOMS. 

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