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Ricardo M. La Hoz, MD, FACP, FAST, FIDSA is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. He is also the Director of Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases and the Program Director for the Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellowship.

Originally from Lima, Peru, Dr. La Hoz received his bachelor's degree in biology and his medical degree at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), graduating at the top of his medical school class. He completed internal medicine residency training and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His training included a year dedicated to the immunocompromised host.

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. He served as the Chair of the Committee from 2020 to 2022. Furthermore, since 2022, he serves as the Co-Chair of the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice.

Dr. La Hoz's research and clinical endeavors are focused on the prevention and treatment of infectious complications in solid organ transplant recipients. He also has expertise in optimizing deceased organ donor utilization and testing, donor-derived infections, as well as parasitic infections like Strongyloides stercoralis and Trypanosoma cruzi. 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, traveling, sailing, and exploring the Dallas area.


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

Research Interest

  • Donor-derived infections
  • Infectious Complications in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
  • Infectious Complications in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
  • Invasive Fungal Infections: Candidiasis, Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidiodomycosis, and Histoplasmosis
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections
  • Optimizing deceased organ donor utilization and testing
  • Parasitic infections in solid organ transplant recipients


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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

  • Judge of the 2023 ISHLT Professional Community Awards for Excellent, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual, 43rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
  • D Magazine Top Doctor, Voted as one of top doctors in Infectious Diseases for the DFW area
  • People’s Choice Award Abstract Finalist, American Transplant Congress 2022
  • Innovation Award, Awarded to the OPTN/UNOS Disease Transmission Advisory Committee, Cutting Edge of Transplantation, American Society of Transplantation
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Transplantation
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Poster of Distinction, American Transplant Congress
  • Fellow, American Society of Transplantation
  • Division of Infectious Diseases Teaching Award, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Finalist Junior Faculty and Trainees Council Clinical Case Dilemmas in Thoracic Transplantation Best Presentation Award, The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Master Teacher Award, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Core Clinical Faculty, International Antiviral Society USA
  • Best Teaching Fellow Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • "CONTENTA" Award, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (2022)
  • 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)