Jefferson Latin America Center

The Jefferson Latin America Consortium currently has active collaborations with Colombia, Panama and Peru, each of which goes far in advancing Jefferson’s global mission and is viewed as modeling for future collaborations within institutions across Central and South America. Working with academic and health-based organizations and institutions in Central and South America, the Center seeks to be an incubator for projects, clinical and research program development, collaborations, and the fostering of student and faculty exchanges.

Center Director

Andres Fernandez, MD, MSEd

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University






We are honored to collaborate with these world-recognized academic partners:


  • CES University of Medellin
  • University del Valle, Cali
  • Clinica Imbanaco, Cali


  • Caja del Seguridad Social
  • Clinica Panama


  • University Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • National Center for Science and Technology (CONCYTEC)


CES University of Medellin

  • Active educational exchange of students, residents and faculty
  • Simulation Center hub for the region
  • Discussion between Genoma CES Biotechnologies (CES spin off) and JIB regarding Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Center for Leadership between CES and Jefferson

University Peruana Cayetano Heredia

  • COVID-19 at high altitude
  • Infectious diseases research with focus in tropical diseases


  • Rapid flow oxygenator concept

Caja del Seguro Social

  • Research study on COVID-19 and vertical transmission in pregnancy in Latin America