Miguel O’Ryan is Full Professor at the Microbiology and Mycology Program and Director for International Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile. He has been Vice President for Research and Development of the University of Chile, Director for Research and Development, and Director of the Microbiology and Mycology Program of the Faculty of Medicine. His ID training was in the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston. He has authored 125 articles and co-authored 31 book chapters. He is member of WSPID, PIDS, the Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia and SLIPE and is part of the Executive Committee of ISID. Dr. O’Ryan is member of the Chilean National Academy of Medicine, Institute of Chile.