About Us


Fighting Infectious Diseases in Emerging Countries

FIDEC is a nonprofit organization started in the United States in 2001 by Doctor Daniel Stamboulian. Based in Miami, it is made up of physicians, researchers, other healthcare professionals, project managers, and fundrasing, marketing and communications staff. 

Our Mission

To contribute towards improving the health of the population in emerging countries through the proper prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

General Goals

  • Promoting excellence in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • Raising awareness in the community about the most relevant features of infectious diseases.
  • Encouraging and supporting basic and applied research to better understand the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.
  • Providing the community with information and tools to promote health, prevent disease, and thus improve their quality of life.
  • Transmitting our expertise and know-how in infectious disease prevention, diagnostics, and treatment.

Our Team

FIDEC professionals form working groups focused on specific branches of infectious diseases, such as infant, teenage, and adult vaccination (against the flu or influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia, hepatitis, shingles and herpes zoster, human papilloma virus or HPV, and polio, among others), and travel medicine. Every group designs programs based on four founding pillars:

  • education for healthcare professionals and the community,
  • prevention,
  • healthcare,
  • research.

FIDEC in Emerging Countries

Argentina and Uruguay

FIDEC was born as a natural outgrowth of Fundación Centro de Estudios Infectológicos (FUNCEI). This organization was created in 1987 by Doctor Daniel Stamboulian and is headquartered in the City of Buenos Aires. Today, FIDEC not only extends the work started by FUNCEI to other countries with specific needs in the field of infectious diseases, but also actively supports the actions of FUNCEI in Argentina.

In Uruguay, FIDEC is also represented by FUNCEI, which is registered as a legal entity in the Bureau of Legal Entities by decree of the Education and Culture Ministry of that country.


Since its inception, FIDEC runs healthcare and educational programs in Armenia. As this work had been growing and expanding into several regions of the country, in 2008, FIDEC decided to establish a local branch —FIDEC Armenia— with its own working groups and an office in downtown Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Board of Directors

Dr. Daniel Stamboulian
Founder & president

Dr. Roberto Arduino
University of Texas, Houston, EE. UU.

Dr. Bruscha Dickinson
CorePlus, LLC, Miami, Florida, EE. UU.

Dr. Alejandra Gurtman
Former Mount Sinai School of Medicine, EE. UU.
Clinical Research Wyeth Vaccines, EE. UU.

Dr. Steve Kohl
Oregon Health Sciences University, EE. UU.

Dr. Federico Laham
Infectious Disease Specialist, Orlando, Florida, EE. UU.

Executive Director

Lic. Roxana Stamboulian

Vaccination Program Director in the United States

Dr. Luján Soler

Vaccination Program Coordinator in the United States

Dr. Laura Regalini

Event Development & Organization Committee

Marie Sossie B. de Stamboulian
Liliana Moreno
Valeria Rotholc
Caroline Schmidt
María Paz Victoria

Vaccination External Consultant

Dr. Gordon Dickinson
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami, EE. UU.

Editorial Team

Soledad Llarrull

Ediciones Científico - técnicas
Web design and Implementation


1390 S. Dixie Hwy, Suite 1106. Coral Gables, Florida 33146.

Tel.: +1 305 854 0075. Fax: +1 305 865 7847.

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