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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Ivette María Ortiz Alcántara

Ivette María Ortiz Alcántara

  • PhD Student


Graduated in 2009 as Medical Surgeon by the Medicine Faculty of National Autonomous University of Mexico, she has two medical specializations the first one in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and the second one in Anesthesiology by the Autonomous University of Yucatán and the Regional Hospital of High Specialty. She finished her master’s degree in studies of Bioethics by the Anahuac University in Mexico City at the same time she was working at the Nacional Bioethics Commission of Health Secretary in Mexico as a Deputy director of Research Ethics Committees, coordinating the National Register of this Committees.She had worked as anesthesiologist in different hospital in Mexico City an in the State of Guerrero, she belongs to the Mexican College of Anesthesiology in which it work to promote the Bioethics issues. She started in 2021 her PhD at the at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich.  The aim of her PhD project is an international comparative study in the defining the criteria for Covid-19 vaccination priority

Research Interests

  • Ethical allocation of resources in emergency situations
  • Ethical allocation of resources in Health systems
  • Vaccination priority