Professor Loreto Massardo, MD

Professor Loreto Massardo, MD

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Loreto Massardo is a Full Professor and Attending Rheumatologist at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago. She first graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a medical degree in 1979 and with a post-graduate degree in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in 1982. Following graduation, Professor Massardo worked as a General Practitioner at Hospital Regional de Talca, Chile, and as a Rheumatologist at the Hospital Dr Sotero, Santiago, Chile. She returned to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 1985, and accepted her current post in 2010. During her career, Professor Massardo has undergone training in rheumatology at the University of Bristol, UK and has also held the position of Visiting Clinician at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.

Professor Massardo has held positions with several societies, including Secretary of the Sociedad Chilena de Reumatología (1991–1992), Director of the Sociedad Chilena de Reumatología (1997–1998) and Chairperson of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Study Group of PANLAR (2002–2006). At the 2009 American College of Rheumatology meeting in Philadelphia, she moderated the session on Challenges of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Latin America.

Professor Massardo’s research interests include systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in Latin American populations, and Neuropsychiatric lupus. She has presented findings from her research at major international congresses and has more than 45 articles published in peer-review journals, including Arthritis & Rheumatism, Rheumatology and Lupus.


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