• Infectology Specialty, INNSZ.
  • Specialty in Internal Medicine, INNSZ.
  • Surgeon, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Academic appointments:

  • Physician Attached to the Department of Infectious Diseases of the National Cancer Institute.
  • National System of Researchers Level III.
  • Professor of the Specialty in Infectology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Infectious diseases, especially HIV.
  • Oncogenic human papillomavirus and HIV co-infection in Mexican women.
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma, Prevention of Immune Recovery Syndrome in KS patients initiating cART.

Featured projects:

  • She has participated since 1990 as a CENSIDA advisor on issues related to clinical patient management.
  • She has been involved in legislative work to establish preventive policies to control hospital infections and against the Infectious Biological Waste law.


  • Miranda-Novales MG, Flores-Moreno K, López-Vida Y, Rodríguez-Álvarez M, Solórzano-Santos F, Soto-Hernández JL, Ponce de León-Rosales S; UNCAR Network*. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption in Mexican hospitals. Salud Publica Mex. 2020 Jan-Feb;62(1):42-49.
  • Graña-Miraglia L, Evans BA, López-Jácome LE, Hernández-Durán M, Colín-Castro CA, Volkow-Fernández P, Cevallos MA, Franco-Cendejas R, Castillo-Ramírez S. Origin of OXA-23 Variant OXA-239 from a Recently Emerged Lineage of Acinetobacter baumannii International Clone V. mSphere. 2020 Jan 8;5(1). pii: e00801-19.
  • Volkow-Fernández P, Lome-Maldonado C, Quintero-Buenrostro H, Islas-Muñoz B, Cornejo-Juárez P. HIV-associated multicentric Castleman disease: a report of 19 cases at an oncology institution. Int J STD AIDS. 2020;31(4):318‐
  • de la Cruz-Hernández I, Cornejo-Juárez P, Tellez-Miranda O, et al. Microbiology and prevalence of E2SKAPE-resistant strains in catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. Am J Infect Control. 2020;48(1):40-45.
  • Ángeles-Sistac D, Martin-Onraet A, Cornejo-Juárez P, Volkow P, Pérez-Jimenez C, Vilar-Compte D. Influenza in patients with cancer after 2009 pandemic AH1N1: An 8-year follow-up study in Mexico. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020;14(2):196-203.
  • Volkow-Fernández P, Lome-Maldonado C, Quintero-Buenrostro H, Islas-Muñoz B, Cornejo-Juárez P. HIV-associated multicentric Castleman disease: a report of 19 cases at an oncology institution. Int J STD AIDS. 2020;31(4):318-325.
  • Cornejo-Juárez P, Islas-Muñoz B, Ramírez-Ibarguen A, et al. Bone Marrow Culture Yield for the Diagnosis of Opportunistic Diseases in Patients with AIDS and Disseminated Kaposi Sarcoma [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 3]. Curr HIV Res. 2020;10.
  • Salgado-Camargo AD, Castro-Jaimes S, Gutierrez-Rios RM, et al. Structure and Evolution of Acinetobacter baumannii Front Microbiol. 2020;11:1283. Published 2020 Jun 18.
  • Castro-Jaimes S, Bello-López E, Velázquez-Acosta C, et al. Chromosome Architecture and Gene Content of the Emergent Pathogen Acinetobacter haemolyticus. Front Microbiol. 2020;11:926. Published 2020 May 25.
  • Cornejo-Juárez P, Cevallos MA, Castro-Jaimes S, et al. High mortality in an outbreak of multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection introduced to an oncological hospital by a patient transferred from a general hospital. PLoS One. 2020;15(7):e0234684. Published 2020 Jul 23.
  • Cornejo-Juárez P, González-Oros I, Mota-Castañeda P, Vilar-Compte D, Volkow-Fernández P. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients with cancer: Impact of multidrug resistant bacteria. World J Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug 7;9(3):43-53.
  • Colunga-Salas P, Sánchez-Montes S, Volkow P, Ruíz-Remigio A, Becker I. Lyme disease and relapsing fever in Mexico: An overview of human and wildlife infections. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 17;15(9):e0238496.
  • Islas-Muñoz B, Méndez-Sotelo B, Reyes-Pérez J, Jiménez-de Los Santos M, Herrera-Goepfert R, Volkow-Fernández P. Obstructive cholangiopathy patient caused by cytomegalovirus and Kaposi sarcoma in a person living with HIV and hepatitis C. Int J STD AIDS. 2020 Oct;31(11):1110-1113.
  • Cardenas-Ortega A, Ramírez-Ibarguen AF, Rivera-Buendía F, Pérez-Jiménez C, Volkow-Fernández P, Martin-Onraet A. Clinical characteristics and outcomes f HIV positive patients with lymphoma in an oncological reference center in Mexico City. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Oct 2;99(40):e22408.