Carlos A Pardo-Villamizar, MD
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Dr. Pardo is a clinician-scientist with training in neurology and neuropathology. He focuses on studies dedicated to the diagnosis and management of neurological, neuroimmune and neuroinfectious disorders. As a clinician, he is dedicated to studies of neuroimmunological and neuroinfectious disorders, and serve as Director of the Johns Hopkins Myelitis & Myelopathy Center, unique specialized center dedicated to clinical and research of spinal cord disorders. He collaborates extensively with different groups around the world and is currently the PI of the Neuroviruses Emerging in the Americas Study (NEAS), a multicenter study based in Colombia to investigate the role of arboviral infection and association with neuroinflammatory disorders such as encephalitis, myelitis and Guillain-Barre syndrome. He is the co-PI of the Acute Flaccid Myelitis Natural History study funded by NIH to characterize the natural history of such disorder. As a neuroscientist, his research centers on studies of immunopathogenic mechanisms of neurological disorders, animal models and biomarkers of disease. His studies on immunopathogenesis and biomarker discovery use state of the art immunological and molecular techniques to investigate brain tissues, cerebrospinal fluid and blood.