Dr. Alisson Sombredero completed her medical training at La Universidad de La Sabana in Bogota, Colombia. She developed a special interest in HIV medicine on her early clinical years while in school where she was able to experience the heartbreaking non ARV HIV era back in her country.
In 2004 she completed an internship in opportunistic diseases on the Immunocompromised, at Hospital Miguel Servet in Zaragoza, Spain.
She also worked in the pacific coast of Colombia with HIV/syphilis co-infection for CIDEIM, an infectious diseases research center.
Dr. Sombredero moved to the San Francisco bay area and specialized in Internal Medicine at Alameda Health System – highland hospital in Oakland. Her residency training made her aware of the struggle many minority groups have to deal when living with HIV, not only medically speaking, but being able to break stigma and adhere to treatment.
She was awarded with the HIVMA minority fellowship at SFGH /UCSF in 2012 , where she helped developing the Salud clinic, a specialty clinic for Latinos living with HIV.
She has provided patient care at ZSFGH/ Ward 86, East Bay AIDS Center at Summit in Oakland and served as the Chief of the HIV division at Alameda Health System and the Medical director of the Adult immunology clinic. Alisson also served as a board member Of WORLD (women organized to respond to life-threatening diseases) from 2016-2019.
She became the Chef Medical Officer at SFCHC in November of 2019 working as a clinician and also leading clinical services expansion, patient growth, numerous quality improvement and patient safety projects and patient care integration of services at the institutional and city level. She is also currently a member of the Getting to Zero San Francisco steering committee since 2020.
When she is not working at the agency, she enjoys the outdoors, walking her dogs Burrito and RicoSuave and dancing Salsa.