Dr. Christopher Romero is the Medical Director for USA Operations. Dr. Romero earned his combined MD/PhD degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch, with a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency training at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, California.
As an attending physician he has experience in treating emerging and neglected tropical infectious diseases along the US-Mexico border region including Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, murine typhus, and Hansen’s Disease. He served as a member of the administration at Valley Baptist Medical Center, in this role he was instrumental in the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He has been the Principal Investigator for numerous clinical trials, with extensive experience in novel therapeutics for COVID-19. He has experience in Phase 1-3 vaccine trials, including COVID-19, Chikungunya, Pneumococcal vaccine development.
Dr. Romero shares the vision of Pan American Clinical Research in expanding research participation opportunities for the Hispanic population of the Texas-Mexico Border Region. He has been appointed to the steering committee of The Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard. He is a member of multiple medical organizations and societies, including the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), and has been appointed as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.