Hernando G. Gaitan, MD, Msc
Dr. Gaitán (MD, MSc) is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology; he is also a clinical epidemiologist. He is currently a professor in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department and the Clinical Research Institute. The Universidad Nacional is the main public university in Colombia.
He has a special interest in patient safety research, health technology assessment and guideline development. His research into patient safety research has included: tools and methodologies for detecting and qualification of adverse events and risk management system assessment. Regarding HTA, he is interested in evaluating the effectiveness and accuracy of diagnostic interventions and intervention effectiveness (RCT and SR). His work in clinical practice guidelines has included adapting and de novo development (preeclampsia and syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections and genital tract infection guidelines). He has published more than ten papers in international journal and two Cochrane Systematic Reviews.