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A native of Lima, Peru, Dr. La Hoz received his undergraduate degree in biology and his medical doctor degree at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), graduating at the top of his medical school class. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UA). He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Solid Organ Transplant Infectious diseases in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. 

His dedication to patient care and medical education resulted in his induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society and Fellowship of the American College of Physicians (FACP). His research and clinical endeavors are focused on the prevention and treatment of infectious complications in solid organ transplant recipients. He also has expertise in minizing the risk of donor-derived disease and organ discard in solid organ transplant candidates as well as parasitic infections like Strongyloides stercoralis and Trypanosoma cruzi.

In 2017 he became a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST) due to his commitment to the field of transplantation and outstanding service to the society and in 2019 a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA). Additionally, he has been an At Large Member of the Organ Procurement Transplantation Network/United Network of Organ Sharing Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee since 2016 and currently serves as the Past-Chair.

His activities in the American Society of Transplantation (AST) led to his election as the Co-Chair of the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice (IDCOP) and will serve his term from 2022 to 2024. Furthermore, in 2019 he joined the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) as an Associate Editor. 

Dr. La Hoz’s interests outside of medicine include his family and friends, cooking, traveling, sailing, and exploring the Dallas area.

Education

Medical School
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru (2005)
Residency
University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham (2010), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham (2013), Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Infectious Complications in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
  • Invasive Fungal Infections: Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis

Publications

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Books

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Management and Prevention of Skin Infections. In Infectious Diseases in Solid-Organ Transplant Recipients

Barros N, La Hoz RM (2019). Berlin, Germany, Springer

Strongyloides: Emerging Challenges and Prevention. In Emerging Transplant Infections

La Hoz RM, Puing AG (2020). Springer

Honors & Awards

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Transplantation
    (2019)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
    Fellow (2019)
  • American Society of Transplantation
    Fellow (2017)
  • Division of Infectious Diseases Teaching Award
    UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2016)
  • Finalist Junior Faculty and Trainees Council Clinical Case Dilemmas in Thoracic Transplantation Best Presentation Award
    The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2016)
  • Master Teacher Award
    Internal Medicine Residency Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine (2014)
  • American College of Physicians
    Fellow (2012)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (2011)
  • International Antiviral Society USA
    Core Clinical Faculty (2011)
  • Best Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010-2011)
  • Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2008-2009)
  • "CONTENTA" Award
    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The Transplantation Society - Transplant Infectious Diseases Section (2018)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2016)
  • Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium (2016)
  • Texas Medical Association (2016)
  • Texas Transplantation Society (2016)
  • The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2011)
  • American Society of Transplantation (2011)
  • International Antiviral Society USA (2011)
  • HIV Medicine Association (2010)
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (2010)
  • American College of Physicians (2008)