Rafael E de la Hoz

Rafael E de la Hoz, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine


Occupational Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Research Topics:

Aerodigestive Tract, Epidemiology, Imaging, Obesity, Occupational Health, Respiratory

Rafael de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc, is a board certified pulmonologist, occupational medicine specialist, and internist. He has had a career of research and clinical interest in occupational respiratory toxicology and occupational obstructive lung diseases. Since joining Mount Sinai in late 2002, he 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 federally funded research project, of the correlation of symptoms, functional, and qualitative and quantitative chest CT scan findings in the WTC occupational cohort followed at Mount Sinai. Dr. de la Hoz consults as an impartial pulmonary and occupational medicine specialist to the New York State Workers' Compensation Board.


Occupational Medicine

Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Occupational Pulmonary Diseases
  • Occupational Respiratory Medicine
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Smoking Cessation


MD, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia.

MPH, Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health

MSc, NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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

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