• 2006 – Specialization in Quality Management in Health Services, University of Murcia, Spain.
  • Master in Epidemiology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1991 – Surgeon, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Academic appointments:

  • Affiliated Physician in the Department of Infectology, National Cancer Institute.
  • Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM.
  • Member of the National System of Researchers since 2005, currently, Level II.
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Mexican Association of Infectology and Clinical Microbiology, the Mexican Association for the Study of Nosocomial Infections, the American Society for Microbiology, the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America, and the Mexican Association for the Care and Healing of Wounds.

Research interests:

  • Surgical complications, particularly surgical site infections and issues related to influenza and respiratory viruses.
  • Chronic wounds and topics related to Hospital Epidemiology, infection control, antiseptics, and quality of life.


  • Infectious complications as a predictor of mortality in patients with non-hodgkin lymphoma receiving rituximab-containing chemotherapy. Meza-Meneses P, Cornejo-Juárez P, Vilar-Compte D, Volkow-Fernández P. Rev Invest Clin. 2019;71(4):275-282.
  • Microbiology and prevalence of E2SKAPE-resistant strains in catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. de la Cruz-Hernández I, Cornejo-Juárez P, Tellez-Miranda O, Barrera-Pérez L, Sandoval-Hernández S, Vilar-Compte D, Velázquez-Acosta C, Volkow P. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Aug 5.
  • Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Bacterial Colonization of Surgical Drains with the Use of Chlorhexidine-Coated Dressings After Breast Cancer Surgery. Rivera-Buendía F, Franco-Cendejas R, Román-López CG, Colín-Castro CA, Becerra-Lobato N, García-Hernández ML, Cornejo-Juárez P, Bargalló-Rocha JE, Medina-Franco H, Vilar-Compte D. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov;26(12):3883-3891.
  • Colonization by fecal extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and surgical site infections in patients with cancer undergoing gastrointestinal and gynecologic surgery. Golzarri MF, Silva-Sánchez J, Cornejo-Juárez P, Barrios-Camacho H, Chora-Hernández LD, Velázquez-Acosta C, Vilar-Compte D. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Aug;47(8):916-921.
  • Vaccination Status and Other Preventive Measures in Medical Schools. Big Needs and Opportunities. Vilar-Compte D, de-la-Rosa-Martinez D, Ponce de León S. Arch Med Res. 2018 May;49(4):255-260.
  • Microbiology and clinical characteristics of viridans group streptococci in patients with cancer. Guerrero-Del-Cueto F, Ibanes-Gutiérrez C, Velázquez-Acosta C, Cornejo-Juárez P, Vilar-Compte D. Braz J Infect Dis. 2018 Jul – Aug;22(4):323-327.
  • Bloodstream infection caused by S. aureus in patients with cancer: a 10-year longitudinal single-center study. Bello-Chavolla OY, Bahena-Lopez JP, Garciadiego-Fosass P, Volkow P, Garcia-Horton A, Velazquez-Acosta C, Vilar-Compte D. Support Care Cancer. 2018 Dec;26(12):4057-4065.
  • Bloodstream infections in cancer patients. Risk factors associated with mortality. Islas-Muñoz B, Volkow-Fernández P, Ibanes-Gutiérrez C, Villamar-Ramírez A, Vilar-Compte D, Cornejo-Juárez P. Int J Infect Dis. 2018 Jun;71:59-64.
  • Influenza in patients with hematological malignancies: Experience at two comprehensive cancer centers. Vilar-Compte D, Shah DP, Vanichanan J, Cornejo-Juarez P, Garcia-Horton A, Volkow P, Chemaly RF. J Med Virol. 2018 Jan;90(1):50-60.
  • Infectious Complications and Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Patients With Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the First 12 Months After Transplant. César-Arce A, Volkow-Fernández P, Valero-Saldaña LM, Acosta-Maldonado B, Vilar-Compte D, Cornejo-Juárez P. Transplant Proc. 2017 Jul – Aug;49(6):1444-1448.