Chiara Montaldo

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MD, Infectious Diseases Specialist

National Institute for Infectious Diseases

Research interests: Emerging Diseases, Ebola, Lassa fever, Epidemiology, Capacity building, Migration.

Dr. Montaldo obtained the Degree in Medicine and Surgery at University of Genoa, Italy, in 1999. In 2001, she got the Diploma in Tropical Medicine at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Prince Leopold, Antwerp, Belgium. In 2004, she obtained the Specialisation in Tropical Medicine at the Infectious and Tropical Diseases School, University of Genoa, Italy. During the 4 years to obtain the specialisation, she carried on two projects in Republic of Congo (a clinical comparative trial of antimalarian and a project of diagnosis and prevention of vertical transmission of HIV in Kouilou region, Pointe Noire).

Since 2005 until 2019, she mainly worked with Médecins sans Frontiers (MSF), as medical doctor, project coordinator and medical coordinator, in the fields of : i) HIV/AIDS and TB/MDR/XDR TB in China, India, Ukraine and Italy; ii) Chagas Diseases in Latin-Americans communities in Italy; iii) migrants’ and refugees’ health in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Lebanon; iV) hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola and Lassa Fever) in Guinea Conakry, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Beside the work with MSF, she has worked in Genoa and in Savona (Italy) as clinical doctor in Infectious Diseases Department.

Since March 2019, she works as researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, Italy.