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Rafael de la Hoz

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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Certifications

  • Occupational Medicine

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
  • Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
  • Monitoring and Treatment of World Trade Center-Related Adverse Health Effects
  • Occupational Pulmonary Diseases

Training Areas

Education

  • MD, Universidad Nacional De Rosario

  • M.Sc., NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • M.P.H., Yale School of Public Health

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Jackson Memorial Hospital

  • Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine
    University of British Columbia

  • Fellowship, Occupational Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine

Biography

    Rafael de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc, is an Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and practices at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. de la Hoz has had a longstanding career interest in research in clinical occupational respiratory toxicology and occupational obstructive lung diseases. He has been particularly interested in obstructive airway diseases that escape classification into the accepted nosological entities. For the past decade, Dr. de la Hoz has followed and characterized the types of bronchial disease associated with occupational toxicant exposures at the WTC disaster site. From his initial clinical descriptions, he moved to the investigation, as the principal investigator of a 4-year research grant, of the correlation of symptoms, pulmonary functional, and qualitative and quantitative chest CT scan finings in the WTC occupational cohort followed at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

    Prior to coming to Mount Sinai in 2002, Dr. de la Hoz served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and an Instructor at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. de la Hoz received his medical degree at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Colombia. He received his Master’s in Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and his Master of Science at the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Research

Occupational lung disease, chronic manifestations of inhalation injuries, and obstructive lung diseases, WTC-related diseases

Publications

de la Hoz re, Hill s, Chasan r, Bienenfeld la, Afilaka aa, Wilk-Rivard e, Herbert r. Healthcare and social issues of immigrant rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) site. J Occup Environ Med 2008; 50.

de la Hoz RE, Shohet MR, Wisnivesky JP, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Herbert R. Atopy and upper and lower airway disease among former World Trade Center workers and volunteers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009 Sep; 51(9).

de la Hoz RE, Christie J, Teamer JA, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Crane M, Levin SM, Herbert R. Reflux symptoms and disorders and pulmonary disease in former World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers and volunteers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008 Dec; 50(12).

de la Hoz re, Shohet mr, Chasan r, Bienenfeld la, Afilaka aa, Levin s, Herbert r. Occupational toxicant inhalation injury: the World Trade Center experience. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2008; 81.

de la Hoz re, Shohet m, Bienenfeld la, aa, Levin s, Herbert . Vocal cord dysfunction in former World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers and volunteers. Am J Ind Med 2008; 51.

Mendelson d, Roggeveen m, Levin s, Herbert r, de la Hoz re. Air trapping detected on end-expiratory high resolution CT in symptomatic World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers. J Occup Environ Med; 49.

de la Hoz re, Christie j, Teamer ja, Bienenfeld la, Afilaka aa, Crane m, Levin sm, Herbert r. Reflux symptoms and disorders and pulmonary disease in former World Trade Center (WTC rescue and recovery workers and volunteers. J Occup Environ Med [in print];.

de la hoz re, rosenman k, borczuk a. Silicosis in dental supply factory workers. Respir Med 2004 Aug; 98(8).

de la hoz re, berger ki, klugh tt, friedman-jimenez g, goldring rm. Frequency dependence of compliance in the evaluation of patients with unexplained respiratory symptoms. Respir Med 2000 Mar; 94(3).

de la hoz re MD, Aurora RN, Landsbergis P PhD, Afilaka A MD, Herbert R MD. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea among former World Trade Center rescue workers and volunteers.. J Occup Environ Med 2010;(52).

de la hoz re. Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome following exposure to a fluorocarbon. Eur Respir J 1999 May ; 13(5).

de la Hoz re, Shohet , Cohen J. Occupational Rhinosinustis and Upper Airway Disease. Curr Asthma Allergy 2010;(10).

de la Hoz RE, Aurora RN, Landsbergis P, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Herbert R. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea among former World Trade Center rescue workers and volunteers. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2010 Jan; 52(1).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. de la Hoz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health

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