Armando Matute, MD, PhD


Leon, Nicaragua

Hospital Escuela Oscar Danilo Rosales Arguello (HEODRA) Teaching Hospital

Armando Matute, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of the HIC/AIDS Clinic, HEODRA/UNAN-Leon

Dr. Armando Matute is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Escuela Oscar Danilo Rosales Arguello (HEODRA), part of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) at Leon.  He is also Director of the HIV/AIDS Clinic at HEODRA/UNAN-Leon.

His diverse background includes completion of a clinical infectious diseases fellowship in the Netherlands, serving as Chief of Infectious Diseases until 2020 at our academic medical center in Leon, and the provision of clinical care to patients in the field of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.  He also opened the first HIV/AIDS clinic at an academic center in Nicaragua in 2005.

While he has spent most of his career practicing at HEODRA, Dr. Matute has research experiences with several international universities (including University of Utrecht, Duke University, Johns Hopkins, and the Karolinska Institute). In 2006, he earned a PhD degree under the guidance of Prof. Andy Hoepelman at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, with a thesis focused on common infectious diseases in Nicaraguan patients.

He partners with the HYC as an onsite supervisor for Duke trainees in Nicaragua Dr. Matute has also received HYC research funding support.  Notably, he was co-PI with Dr. Megan Reller for a prospective febrile illness study conducted at his medical center between 2008 and 2009. Dr. Matute and fellow Nicaraguan collaborator, Dr. Filemon Bucardo, also work together as Co-PIs with Dr. Reller on the AFI II research project.

Dr. Matute also serves in the HYC’s strategic partner capacity development initiatives in Nicaragua.