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Maximo Brito, MD, MPH

Maximo Brito, MD, MPH

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Medicine

Director, ID Fellowship Training Program

University of Illinois at Chicago

Division of Infectious Diseases

808 S. Wood St. (MC 735) Rm 888

Chicago, IL  60612


Research and clinical Interests

Max Brito is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Urban Global Health in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. His research focuses on HIV prevention in the Caribbean where he is currently studying the feasibility of introducing biological strategies that decrease HIV transmission to high risk populations. He also has a clinical interest in the treament of patients coinfected with the HIV and hepatitis viruses.

Selected Publications

1. Focaccia R,  Gonzalez A, Tavares A, Diament D, De Bortholi E, Savio E, Lecour H, Pedreira JD, Morano LE, Silva M, Brito MO, Lopes N, Sarmento R, Cimerman S,  Mattei S, Pedroto I. Recommendations for the management and treatment of hepatitis C from the Pan American Society of Infectious Diseases.  Rev panam infectol 2013;15 (1 supl 2): s1-51.

2. Brito, MO. Male Circumcision and HIV: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2012; 4: 4-5.

3. Brito MO, Luna M, and Bailey, RC. The feasibility and acceptability of male circumcision among men, women, and health providers of the Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic. AIDS Care 2010; 22: 1530-35.

4. Brito MO, Caso LM, Balbuena H, Bailey RC (2009) Acceptability of Male Circumcision for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic. PLoS ONE 4(11): e7687. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007687

5. Templer SJ, Brito MO. Bacterial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Hospital Physician 2009; 45: 9-16.

6. Brito MO, Alhyraba M. Hepatitis B in HIV-infected patients. Hospital Physician 2008; 44: 17-22.

7. Brito MO, Doyle T.  Movement and extrapyramidal disorders associated with interferon use in HIV/hepatitis C coinfection. AIDS 2007; 21: 1987-89.

8. Quimby D, Brito, MO. Fanconi syndrome associated with use of tenofovir in HIV infected patients: a case report and review of the literature. The AIDS reader 2005; 15: 357-364.

9. Bisno AL, Brito MO, Collins CM. Molecular Basis of Group A Streptococcal Virulence. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2003; 3: 191-200.