Gustavo R. Contreras, M.D.

Dr. Contreras, a Medical Doctor who specializes in respiratory diseases, and occupational medicine, is currently the technical director of the Technical and Scientific Foundation of one of Chile’s largest health providers, the Asociación Chilena de Seguridad. He is also a professor of Occupational Medicine in the University of Chile’s School of Public Health. Dr. Contreras has conducted Mount Sinai sponsored research on occupational asthma in Chile. Dr. Contreras’ research interests also include gene factors related to occupational asthma and diseases related to work in high altitudes.