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Centers of Excellence Locations and Directors

North American FOCIS Centers of Excellence

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. Chaim Putterman

Baylor College of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. William Shearer

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. George Tsokos

Boston Children's Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Francisco Bonilla

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Patrick Brennan

Children's and Women's Health Centre of British Columbia
Center Director: Dr. Megan Levings

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. Alexandra Filipovich

Cleveland Clinic
Center Director: Dr. Carol Langford

Columbia University
Center Director: Dr. Donna Farber

Dartmouth Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Lloyd Kasper

Duke University Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. John Yi

Emory University
Center Director: Dr. Bali Pulendran

The Feinstein Institute
Center Director: Dr. Betty Diamond

Chicago FOCIS Centers of Excellence
Center Director: Dr. Lauren Pachman

Hospital for Special Surgery
Center Director: Theresa Lu, MD

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Center Director: Diana Gomez-Martin, MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Andrew Luster

Mayo Clinic
Center Director: Dr. Hirohito Kita

McGill University
Center Director: Dr. Ciriaco Piccirillo

NIH Clinical Center
Center Director: TBD

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Center Director: Dr. Judith James

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Vivian Hsu

Stanford University School of Medicine
Center Director: Dr. C. Garrison Fathman

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Center Director: Dr. Andras Perl

University of Alabama - Birmingham
Center Director: Dr. Robert P. Kimberly

University of California - Los Angeles
Center Director: Dr. Antonio La Cava

University of California - San Diego
Center Director: Dr. Arthur Kavanaugh

University of California - San Francisco
Center Director: Dr. Qizhi Tang

University of Chicago
Center Director: TBD

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Center Director: Dr. Michael Holers

University of Florida
Center Director: Dr. Michael Clare-Salzler

University of Iowa
Center Director: Dr. Elizabeth H. Field

University of Miami
Center Director: Dr. Bonnie Blomberg
Center Co-Director: Asha Pillai, MD

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Center Director: James R. O'Dell

University of North Carolina
Center Director: TBD

University of Pennsylvania Medical School
Center Director: Dr. Terri Laufer

University of Pittsburgh
Center Director: Dr. Jeremy Tilstra

University of Rochester Medical Center
Center Director: Dr. John Looney

University of Southern California
Center Director: Dr. Chaim Oscar Jacob

University of Texas Southwestern
Center Director: Dr. Laurie Davis

University of Toronto
Center Director: Dr. Tania Watts

University of Washington - Seattle
Center Director: Dr. Jane Hoyt Buckner

University of Western Ontario
Center Director: Dr. Bhagirath Singh

Washington University
Center Director: Dr. Wayne Yokoyama

Yale University
Center Director: Dr. Jordan S. Pober

Multinational FOCIS Centers of Excellence

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Center Director: Dr. David Klatzmann

Australian National University 
Center Director: Dr. Edward Bertram

Centre of Translational Immunology (CTI) at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay
Center Director: Marcelo Hill, MD, PhD

Charité – Universitats Medizin Berlin
Center Director: Carmen Scheibenbogen

Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de León/Universidad de León (CAULE)
Center Director: Dr. Jose G. Ruiz de Morales

FOCIS Center of Excellence Sao Paulo
Center Director: Dr. Jorge Kalil
Center Director: Dr. Luiz Rizzo

Ghent University Hospital
Center Director: Dr. Dirk Elewaut

Giannina Gaslini Institute
Center Director: Prof. Alberto Martini

Immunity and Infection Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht
Center Director: Timothy Radstake

Institute Curie
Center Director: Dr. Oliver Lantz

Institute of Immunology Czech Republic
Center Director: Dr. Jirina Bartunkova

Institute of Immunology of Central University Medical School Venezuela
Center Director: Dr. Isaac Blanca

Institut Pasteur
Center Director: Dr. Milena Hasan

Karolinska Institute
Center Director: Dr. Ola Winqvist

King's College London
Center Director: Dr. Leonie Taams

Martin Luther University
Center Director: Dr. Barbara Seliger

Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy
Center Director: Dr. Alexis Kalergis
Based in Chile at PUC, UChile and UNAB

Nantes University
Center Director: Ignacio Anegon, MD

Paris Diderot University
Center Director: Antoine Toubert, MD, PhD

Rostov-on-Don State Medical University
Center Director: Dr. Lyudmila Siziakina

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Center Director: Dr. Sara Kashef

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Center Director: Guillermo Docena, PhD

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)-Barcelona
Center Director: Prof Ricardo Pujol-Borrell, MD, PhD

Université Libre de Bruxells Hopital Erasme
Center Director: Dr. Francoise Mascart

University Hospital of Freiburg
Center Director: Dr. Reinhard Voll

University of Amsterdam
Center Director: Dr. Dominique Baeten

University of Cambridge
Center Director: Dr. Ken Smith

University of Florence
Center Director: Enrico Maggi

University of Heidelberg
Center Director: Dr. Stefan Meuer

University of Oslo
Center Director: Dr. Ludvig Sollid

University of Oxford
Center Director: Dr. Graham Ogg

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