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Dr. Martinez-Cajas is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences in the School of Medicine at Queen’s University. He is also a member of the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Canada since 2010.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidad del Cauca in Colombia, earning the title of Physician and Surgeon. He then completed a one-year internship in Colombia at the San Jose University Hospital. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital Center of New York. He then went to the Wayne State University’s Detroit Medical Center for one year, focusing on infectious diseases of adults.
He plays a leading role in the Canada-Colombia collaboration against HIV/AIDS, a recently developed network of institutions devoted to HIV research and care. The Corporacion de Lucha contra el SIDA (Colombia), Queen’s University, and the CTN are currently participating in his research. His main research interests are the optimization of HIV treatment in resource-limited countries, the appropriate use of antiretroviral drugs, the improvement of antiretroviral medication adherence, the prevention and management of drug resistance in HIV in resource-limited countries, and earlier detection of HIV infection and resistance.
Dr. Martinez-Cajas was a CTN Postodctoral Fellow from 2006 to 2008, during which time he worked on antiretroviral drug resistance with Dr. Mark Wainberg.