- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
- Occupational Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
Rafael de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc, is an Associate Professor of General Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health 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.
American Board of Internal Medicine
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Clinical Preventive Medicine
- Experienced in Workers’ Compensation Reporting
- Internal Medicine
- Medical Screenings for Work-related Hazard Exposures
- Monitoring and Treatment of World Trade Center-Related Adverse Health Effects
- Occupational Medicine-Related Management and Administration
- Occupational Pulmonary Diseases
- Occupational Respiratory Medicine
- Occupational Toxicology
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Smoking Cessation
- Work Fitness and Disability Integration
- Work-Related Injury and Illness Treatment and Management
Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Respiratory
Multi-Disciplinary Training Area
Public Health [PH]
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
English, French, Spanish
Top Doctor New York Metro Area
Occupational lung disease, chronic manifestations of inhalation injuries, and obstructive lung diseases, WTC-related diseases
Cullinan P, Muñoz X, Suojalehto H, Agius R, Jindal S, Sigsgaard T, Blomberg A, Charpin D, Annesi-Maesano I, Gulati M, Kim Y, Frank AL, Akgün M, Fishwick D, de la Hoz RE, Moitra S. Occupational lung diseases: from old and novel exposures to effective preventive strategies. Lancet Respir Med 2017 Jan;.
de la Hoz RE, Jeon Y, Miller GE, Celedón JC. Post-traumatic stress disorder, bronchodilator response, and incident asthma in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016 Dec; 194(11): 1383-1391.
de la Hoz RE, Mallea JM, Kramer SJ, Bienenfeld LA, Wisnivesky JP, Aurora RN. Polysomnographic diagnoses among former World Trade Center rescue workers and volunteers. Arch Environ Occup Health 2012; 67: 239-242.
Wisnivesky JP, Teitelbaum SL, Todd AC, Boffetta P, Crane M, Crowley L, de la Hoz RE, Dellenbaugh C, Harrison D, Herbert R, Kim H, Jeon Y, Kaplan J, Katz C, Levin S, Luft B, Markowitz S, Moline J, Ozbay F, Pietrzak RH, Shapiro M, Sharma V, Skloot G, Southwick S, Stevenson LA, Udasin I, Wallenstein S, Landrigan PJ. Persistence of multiple illnesses in World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers: a cohort study. Lancet 2011; 378: 888-897.
de la Hoz RE, Shohet MR, Chasan R, Levin SM, Herbert R, Afilaka AA, Bienenfeld LA. Occupational toxicant inhalation injury: the World Trade Center (WTC) experience. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2007; 49(8): 479-485.
Mendelson DS, Roggeveen M, Levin SM, Herbert R, de la Hoz RE. Air trapping detected on end-expiratory high-resolution computed tomography in symptomatic World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers. J Occup Environ Med 2007; 49(8): 840-845.
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 2008; 50(12): 1351-1354.
de la Hoz RE, Shohet MR, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Levin S, Herbert R. Vocal cord dysfunction in former World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers and volunteers. Am J Ind Med 2008; 51(3): 161-165.
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