Silvia Montano

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Research Physician, HIV Program, U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment-Lima, Peru
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, University of Washington


LMIC Technical Advisor, International Core

Dr. Montano received her MPH at the UW and has collaborated with Dr. Joseph Zunt in neuroepidemiologic research of retroviral infections, epilepsy and neurocystosis since 1996.  She has been co-director of the UW-Peru site for the NIH Fogarty/Ellison and FICRS-F Programs, and has co-directed all UW-sponsored medical students and resident elective activities in Peru.


Neuroepidemiology, retroviral infections

MPH, University of Washington
MD, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba


Alva IE, Orellana ER, Blas MM, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Cotrina A, Chiappe M, Kochel TJ, Carcamo CP, García PJ, Zunt JR, Buffardi AL, Montano SM. HTLV-1 and -2 infections among 10 indigenous groups in the Peruvian Amazon. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Nov;87(5):954-6.

Martínez Esteban P, Ton T, Flores Bravo J, Kolevic Roca L, Mori Quispe N, Montano SM, Zunt JR. Prevalence of Neuropathy in Peruvian Children with HIV Infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2009;52(5):656-8. PMID 19935209


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U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment
Lima, PERU