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Gabriela Maria Marón Alfaro, MD
Gabriela M. Marón Alfaro, MD

Gabriela M. Marón Alfaro, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



MD – Universidad Evangélica de El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
MS – University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Gilead Scholarship Award, Advances Against Aspergillosis Conference
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center Exceptional Research Award
  • 2009 IDSA Fellow Grants Program Award
  • 2008 Merck Young Investigator Award, Focus on Fungal Infections 18 Conference
  • 2007 Nestlé’s Original Research Award
  • 2005 USAIDS- POLICY Health Research Scholarship Award
  • 2004 Nestlé’s Original Research Award

Research Interests

  • Infectious complications in immunocompromised hosts, particularly fungal infections
  • Dengue virus infections
  • Pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS

Selected Publications

Akbar NA, Allende I, Balmaseda A, Coelho IC, da Cunha RV, Datta B, Devi SS, Farrar J, Gaczkowski R, Guzman MG, Harris E, Hien TT, Horstick O, Hung NT, Jänisch T, Junghanss T, Kroeger A, Laksono IS, Lum LC, Marón GM, Martinez E, Mishra A, Ooi EE, Pleités EB, Ramirez G, Rosenberger K, Simmons CP, Siqueira JB Jr, Soria C, Tan LH, Thuy TT, Villalobos I, Villegas E, Wills B. Dengue--how best to classify it. Clin Infect Dis Jun;54(12):1820-1, 2012. Author reply 1821-2. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis328. Epub Apr 2, 2012. PMID: 22474173.

Roberts SD, Wells GM, Gandhi NM, York NR, Marón G, Razzouk B, Hayden RT, Kaste SC, Shenep JL. Diagnostic value of routine chest radiography in febrile, neutropenic children for early detection of pneumonia and mould infections. Support Care Cancer 20(10):2589-94, 2012.

Marón GM, Escobar GA, Hidalgo EM, Clara AW, Minniear TD, Martinez E, Pleites EB. Characterization of dengue shock syndrome in pediatric patients in El Salvador. Pediatr Infect Dis J 30(5):449-50, 2011.

Marón GM, Gaur AH, Flynn PM. Antiretroviral Therapy In HIV-Infected Infants and Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 29(4):360-3, 2010.

Marón GM, Clara AW, Diddle W, Pleites EB, Miller L, MacDonald G, Adderson E. Association between Nutritional Status and Severity of Dengue Infection in Children in El Salvador. Am J Trop Med Hyg 82(2):324-9, 2010.

Caniza MA, Dueñas L, López B, Rodriguez A, Marón G, Hayden R, Srivastava K, McCullers J. A practical guide to alcohol-based hand hygiene infrastructure in a resource-poor pediatric hospital.Am J Infect Control Dec;37(10):851-4, 2009.

Caniza MA, Marón G, McCullers J, Clara WA, Cedillos R, Dueñas L, Arnold S, Williams BF, Tuomanen EI. Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28(12):1328-33, 2007.

Caniza MA, Clara W, Marón G, Navarro-Marin JE, Rivera R, Howard SC, Camp J, Barfield RC. Establishment of ethical oversight of human research in El Salvador: lessons learned. Lancet Oncol 7(12):1027-33, 2006.

Caniza MA, Marón G, Moore EJ, Quintana Y, Liu T. Effective hand hygiene education with the use of flipcharts in a hospital in El Salvador. J Hosp Infect 65(1):58-64, 2007.

Marón G. Factores Asociados a actitudes de estigma y discriminación hacia personas viviendo con VIH/SIDA en mujeres en El Salvador. (Factors associated to attitudes of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS in women in El Salvador.) Published by USAID-POLICY, May 2005.

Pleites E, Clará W, Chacón R, Marón G. Optimization of the clinical diagnosis of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Revista Pediátrica Salvadoreña 2003.

Last update: March 2013