Professor Sandro Vento received his M.D. with honors in 1980 from the University of Bologna, Italy and specialized with honors in Infectious Diseases at the same University in 1984. Prior to joining the University of Puthisastra, he was Founding Chair of the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of the University Medical Center (including four referral hospitals) at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Botswana in Gaborone; Professor and Founding Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Botswana; Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Annunziata Referral Hospital in Cosenza, Italy; Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Verona, Italy; Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Civile Maggiore Referral Hospital in Verona and at Arnaldo Pugliese Referral Hospital in Catanzaro, Italy; Research Registrar and Honorary Lecturer in Medicine at King’s College Hospital and School of Medicine & Dentistry in London, UK.

His research has focused on viral hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis and HIV infection – a real benefit to our students and to Cambodia. He has over 200 publications including in The Lancet; The New England Journal of Medicine; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Clinical Infectious Diseases; Autoimmunity Reviews; AIDS.

UP is very excited to have a Dean with Professor Vento’s caliber and expertise and we look forward to benefiting from his years of experience as a Dean to make UP’s Medicine training something that the whole of Cambodia can be very proud of.