Maximo Brito, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Vice Chair
Department of Medicine
Dr. Brito is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair for Urban Global Health in the Department of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Jesse Brown Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Dr. Brito’s area of clinical interest is the care of patients infected with HIV. His scholarly work focuses on HIV prevention in Caribbean men. Dr. Brito serves as the coordinator of the Dominican Republic Project, an educational exchange program that promotes collaborations between students and physicians in the Dominican Republic and UIC.
Medical School: Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), School of Medicine, Santo Domingo, DR
Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Clinical Expertise: HIV, hepatitis C, general infectious diseases
Research Interests: HIV prevention in high risk populations, international health
Brito MO, Lerebours L, Volquez C, Basora E, Khosla S, et al. A Pilot Study to Introduce Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Areas of High Prevalence in the Dominican Republic.
Brito MO, Hodge D, Donastorg Y, Khosla S, Lerebours L, Pope Z. Risk Behaviors and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in a group of Dominican Men who Have Sex with Men.
Brito MO, Davis M, Chakrabarti A. A cross national study to compare the knowledge, attitudes, perceptions of sexually transmitted diseases and the risk behaviors of Latino adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health 2014; 26(2):203-8.
Mena Lora A, Fernandez J, Morales A, Soto Y, Feris-Iglesias J, Brito MO*. Disease severity and mortality caused by Dengue in a Dominican pediatric population. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014;90:169-72. (corresponding author)
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 form the Panamerican Society of Infectious Diseases. Rev panam infectol 2013;15 (1 supl 2): s1-51.
Brito, MO. Male Circumcision and HIV: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2012; 4: 4-5.
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.
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
Templer SJ, Brito MO. Bacterial Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. Hospital Physician 2009; 45: 9-16.
Brito MO, Alhyraba M. Hepatitis B in HIV-infected patients. Hospital Physician 2008; 44: 17-22.
Brito MO, Doyle T. Movement and extrapyramidal disorders associated with interferon use in HIV/hepatitis C coinfection. AIDS 2007; 21: 1987-89.
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.
Bisno AL, Brito MO, Collins CM. Molecular Basis of Group A Streptococcal Virulence. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2003; 3: 191-200.
Lopez F, Brito MO, Aude W et al. Update in Internal Medicine. Archives of Medical Research. 2000; 31: 329-352.