• 2015 – Doctorate in Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1997 – Master of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1990 – Specialty in Infectology, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1988 – Specialty in Internal Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • 1984 – Surgeon, University of Guadalajara.

Academic appointments:

  • Head of the Department of Infectology and Immunology of the National Institute of Perinatology “Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes”.
  • National System of Researchers, Level I.
  • Responsible for the Master’s and Doctorate program in Medical Sciences at UNAM, at the Academic Entity, Instituto Nacional de Perinatología.
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Perinatology and Human Reproduction.

Research interests:

  • Maternal and child health.

Featured projects:

  • He has published as lead author and co-author in numerous national and international magazines.
  • He has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has directed more than 40 specialties and master’s thesis.
  • He has received multiple recognitions for his extensive research and clinical care career.


  • Figueroa-Damián R. Infecciones perinatales. México, D.F. Elsevier Masson Doyma.. 2012. IBSN: 970-9793-18-7
  • Figueroa-Damián R. Manejo de las mujeres embarazadas infectadas por el VIH. Una visión multidisciplinaria. México. Editorial Prado. 2014. IBSN: 978-607-7566.58-8
  • Correa Beltrán D, Figueroa Damián R. Infecciones Congénitas y Perinatales. Una visión integral. Mexico, Editorial Médica Panamericana. 2014. IBSN: 978-607-9356-03-3
  • Hernández Pacheco A, Espino y Sosa S, Figueroa Damián R. Preeclampsia-Eclampsia, hemorragia posparto y sépsis obstétrica. México, D.F. Intersistemas Editores. 20014. IBSN: 978-607-443-427-9.


  • Medical Outcomes in Women Who Became Pregnant after Vaccination with a Virus-Like Particle Experimental Vaccine against Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Virus Tested during 2009 Pandemic Outbreak. Cérbulo-Vázquez A, Arriaga-Pizano L, Cruz-Cureño G, Boscó-Gárate I, Ferat-Osorio E, Pastelin-Palacios R, Figueroa-Damian R, Castro-Eguiluz D, Mancilla-Ramirez J, Isibasi A, López-Macías C. Viruses. 2019 Sep 17;11(9).
  • Maternal Immune Response During Pregnancy and Vertical Transmission in Human Toxoplasmosis. Gómez-Chávez F, Cañedo-Solares I, Ortiz-Alegría LB, Flores-García Y, Luna-Pastén H, Figueroa-Damián R, Mora-González JC, Correa D. Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 21;10:285.
  • Congenital Zika Syndrome and Extra-Central Nervous System Detection of Zika Virus in a Pre-term Newborn in Mexico. Valdespino-Vázquez MY, Sevilla-Reyes EE, Lira R, Yocupicio-Monroy M, Piten-Isidro E, Boukadida C, Hernández-Pando R, Soriano-Jimenez JD, Herrera-Salazar A, Figueroa-Damián R, Reyes-Terán G, Zamora-Escudero R, Cardona-Pérez JA, Maldonado-Rodríguez A, Moreno-Verduzco ER, Torres-Flores JM. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 5;68(6):903-912.
  • What do anti-Toxoplasma gondii IgA and IgG subclasses in human saliva indicate? Cañedo-Solares I, Gómez-Chávez F, Luna-Pastén H, Ortiz-Alegría LB, Flores-García Y, Figueroa-Damián R, Macedo-Romero CA, Correa D. Parasite Immunol. 2018 May;40(5):e12526.
  • Simultaneous quantification of four antiretroviral drugs in breast milk samples from HIV-positive women by an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method. Ramírez-Ramírez A, Sánchez-Serrano E, Loaiza-Flores G, Plazola-Camacho N, Rodríguez-Delgado RG, Figueroa-Damián R, Domínguez-Castro M, López-Martínez M, Flores-García Z, Hernández-Pineda J. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 19;13(1):e0191236.
  • Characterization of CD127- CD25++ Treg from human colostrum. Cérbulo-Vázquez A, Hernández-Peláez G, Arriaga-Pizano LA, Bautista-Pérez P, Romero-Venado J, Flores-González JC, Figueroa-Damian R, Soriano-Becerril D, Mancilla-Herrera I. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018 Feb;79(2).
  • High heterogeneity, mixed infections and new genotypes in human congenital toxoplasmosis cases in the mega-metropolis of Central Mexico. Rico-Torres CP, Valenzuela-Moreno LF, Luna-Pastén H, Figueroa-Damián R, Gómez-Toscano V, Hernández-Delgado L, Escobedo-Torres MP, Correa D. Acta Trop. 2018 Feb;178:124-129.
  • Pregnant women infected with pandemic H1N1pdm2009 influenza virus displayed overproduction of peripheral blood CD69+ lymphocytes and increased levels of serum cytokines. Cérbulo-Vázquez A, Figueroa-Damián R, Arriaga-Pizano LA, Hernández-Andrade E, Mancilla-Herrera I, Flores-Mejía LA, Arteaga-Troncoso G, López-Macías C, Isibasi A, Mancilla-Ramírez J. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 25;9(9):e107900.
  • Molecular diagnosis and genotyping of cases of perinatal toxoplasmosis in Mexico. Rico-Torres CP, Figueroa-Damián R, López-Candiani C, Macías-Avilés HA, Cedillo-Peláez C, Cañedo-Solares I, Luna-Pastén H, Tecuatl-Herrada BL, Correa D. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Apr;31(4):411-3.
  • Vaginal microbiota of healthy pregnant Mexican women is constituted by four Lactobacillus species and several vaginosis-associated bacteria. Hernández-Rodríguez C, Romero-González R, Albani-Campanario M, Figueroa-Damián R, Meraz-Cruz N, Hernández-Guerrero C. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2011;2011:851485.