Juan P. Olano, MD, is Professor of Pathology and the Residency Program Director at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Olano obtained his medical degree from the University of Cauca, Colombia in 1987. He then joined UTMB as a pathology resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1992-1997), followed by a fellowship in experimental Pathology and Clinical Microbiology (1997-199). He became Assistant Professor at UTMB in 1999, promoted to Professor in 2011, Director of the Residency Program in 2003, and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal and Nutrition Course in the School of Medicine. He is also Director of two Ph.D. courses at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB. Dr. Olano’s interests include autopsy pathology, infectious diseases and medical education (medical school, graduate school and residency training). His research interest focuses on diagnosis of infectious diseases and microvascular permeability. Dr. Olano is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology since 2000.
Dr. Olano is a member of the Autopsy and Infectious Disease Pathology Working Groups of the European Society of Pathology. He has also been a member of two national committees on Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (Biological Threat Characterization Program, Department of Homeland Security and the Scientific Coordinating Committee, Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Research Resources Repository BEI Resources of the NIAID).