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Dr. La Hoz received his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru and was the “CONTENTA” award recipient of his graduating class. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 

He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medine. Dr. La Hoz brings to UT Southwestern a strong background in transplant infectious diseases, as well as an interest in medical education.  His commitment 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 hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients as well as medical mycology.

His activities in the American Society of Transplantation led to his election as an Executive Committee Member of the Infectious Diseases Community of Practice and served his term from 2016 to 2018. 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 Vice-Chair. In 2019 he joined the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Transplantation as an Associate Editor. 

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

Education

Medical School
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru (2005)
Residency
University of Alabama Medical Center, 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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Delayed febrile response with bloodstream infections in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices.
Wrobel CA, Drazner MH, Ayers CR, Pham DD, La Hoz RM, Grodin JL, Garg S, Mammen PPA, Morlend RM, Araj F, Amin AA, Cornwell WK, Thibodeau JT J. Investig. Med. 2019 Mar 67 3 653-658
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Russo TA, Olson R, Fang CT, Stoesser N, Miller M, Hutson A, Barker JH, La Hoz RM, Johnson JR J. Clin. Microbiol. 2018 Jun
Training in transplant infectious diseases: A survey of infectious diseases and transplant infectious diseases fellows in the United States and Canada.
Tan SK, Theodoropoulos N, La Hoz RM, Mossad SB, Kotton CN, Danziger-Isakov LA, Kumar D, Huprikar S Transpl Infect Dis 2018 May e12915
Subtherapeutic voriconazole concentrations associated with concomitant dexamethasone: case report and review of the literature
Wallace KL, Filipek RL, La Hoz RM, Williamson JC. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2016

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

Honors & Awards

  • 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)