Corrado Cancedda, MD, PhD, graduated (with honors) in Medicine in 1996 from the University of Genoa, his hometown in Italy. From 1997 to 2001 he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Immunogenetics at Columbia University in New York City. The results of Dr. Cancedda’s research on allograft rejection earned him a PhD in Clinical Immunology from the University of Genoa.
In 2002 Dr. Cancedda decided to pursue his clinical training in United States. From 2002 to 2005 he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 2007 he completed his Infectious Diseases fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.
Dr. Cancedda currently spends most of his time in Rwanda where he holds the position “Poorvu Family Faculty Fellow” for the country. In addition to direct patient care, he provides close clinical supervision and mentorship to rotating Global Health Equity (GHE) residents from Brigham & Women's Hospital, as well as Rwandan physicians and nurses. His interest lies in the creation of high-quality and sustainable post-graduate training programs for health care providers in developing countries through the establishment of replicable partnership models between local and foreign academic institutions. Dr. Cancedda has been involved in the development of several post-graduate nursing training programs in Rwanda and is currently working on launching a Family and Community Medicine residency program for Rwandan medical graduates.