Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases of the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Head of the Special Mycology Laboratory at the same University.
Dr. Colombo received his medical degree from the Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. He continued his residency training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in São Paulo (1983-1986) and after that he completed his fellowship in Medical Mycology at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at San Antonio, Texas, USA (1992-1994). Of note, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Graduate Students and Research of the Federal University of São Paulo between February 2009 and February 2012. Currently, Dr Colombo is a Senior Advisor for the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections (GAFFI, 2013 - present) and for Leading International Fungal Education (LIFE, 2013-present), as we as a International Council Member of the International Immunocompromised Host Society (2016-2020).
Dr. Colombo has authored and co-authored 184 publications in peer-reviewed journals, accumulating more than 9,500 citations (H index 49). He has organized several multicentre surveillance studies to characterize the epidemiology of opportunistic fungal infections in Brazil and Latin America, with focus on candidiasis and aspergillosis. He serves as a consultant on Medical Mycology for several medical centres in Brazil and other Latin American countries.