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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Ivette María Ortiz Alcántara

Ivette María Ortiz Alcántara

  • PhD Student

Short Bio

Graduated in 2009 as Physician from the Faculty of Medicine of National Autonomous University of Mexico, she has two medical specializations, the first in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and the second in Anesthesiology from the Autonomous University of Yucatán. She has a master’s degree in Bioethics studies from the Anahuac University in Mexico City. She worked at the Nacional Bioethics Commission of the Mexican Ministry of Health as a Deputy director of Research Ethics Committees, coordinating the National Register of these Committees. She has worked as an anesthesiologist in different hospitals in Mexico City and the State of Guerrero. She is a member of the Mexican College of Anesthesiology. In 2021 she started her PhD at the at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich as a Federal Scholarship holder of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships.  The aim of her PhD project is Allocation of health care resources in emergencies.

Research Interests

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