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Mario Rico, MD

Assistant Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center

Mario Rico
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About Me

Clinical Interests

For several years, I have been studying the relationship of inflammation and hemostasis in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in particular the role of leukocytes and platelets in inflammation and the pathways involved in the increase of cardiovascular risk observed in patients afflicted with autoimmune diseases.

Research Interests

In our laboratories, we are investigating the role of a novel pro-inflammatory axis comprised of thrombospondin-1 (TSP1), transforming growth factor (TGF) beta and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) in rheumatoid arthritis and the contribution provided by platelets, leukocytes and synoviocytes for the axis to be assembled.

Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Internship, San Juan de Dios Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia
  • MD, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 1989
  • Undergraduate degree, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia


  • International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Bone and Mineral Research
  • American Society for Cellular Biology
  • American Public Health Association

PubMed Publications

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