Dr. Antonio Cabral is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Mexico. He spent three more years in Ann Arbor Michigan completing a Rheumatology Research Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan Medical School. He stayed in Ann Arbor for an additional two years working on a postdoctoral fellowship at Dr. C. William Castorâ€™s laboratory. In 1986 Dr. Cabral joined the Department of Immunology and Rheumatology Faculty of the National Institute of Nutrition and Medical Sciences in Mexico City until this year when he joined our Department of Medicine.
His major research interest has been centered in the clinical characterization of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and the in vitro and clinical heterogeneity of anti-ÃŸ2glycoprotein-I antibodies. He has co-authored over 70 peer reviewed papers on this subject, has trained 41 Rheumatology Fellows, has served as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board for a number of years at his former Institution in Mexico and was appointed Vice-President and President of the Mexican College of Rheumatology (MCR) form 2008 to 2009. Dr. Cabral is currently a member of the Advisory International Committee on Antiphospholipid Antibodies.