Episode 8- November 11th, 6 AM

Hosts, Yamila Constantino and Dr. Eliscer Guzmán, are joined by two physicians from The Mount Sinai Hospital, pulmonary expert Dr. Rafael de la Hoz and Dr. Raja Flores, Chief of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. de la Hoz and Dr. Flores discuss the high incidence of asthma, tuberculosis and other occupational diseases that affect the Latino community. They also share tips on preventing pulmonary disease and discuss treatment options for Pulmonary Cancer.   In “Caso Clínico”,  patient Victor Berríos shares his courageous story of survival after suffering a near fatal fall as a young adult.

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nullRafael E. de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc
Pulmonary Diseases Specialist of ¡A tu Salud!

Dr. Rafael de la Hoz is an occupational pulmonologist at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and both an associate professor of occupational medicine and an associate professor of general internal medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. de la Hoz has also served as the assistant medical director of the World Trade Center Health Effects Treatment Program since January 2003.

Dr. de la Hoz received his medical degree from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, his Masters in Public Health from Yale University, and boasts over 20 years of experience in his field. His major clinical research interests include occupational lung diseases, obstructive lung diseases, chronic disease epidemiology, and respiratory toxicology. In addition to his membership in a variety of medically related professional societies, Dr. de la Hoz is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.


nullRaja M. Flores, MD
Pulmonary Diseases Specialist of ¡A tu Salud!

Dr. Raja M. Flores is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Ames Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and is recognized as a leader in the field of thoracic surgery for his pioneering efforts in the treatment of mesothelioma. Dr. Flores has established the gold standard in the treatment of lung cancer, a video-assisted minimally invasive approach (VATS lobectomy) which only requires three small incisions, and currently operates one of the largest VATS lobectomy environments in the world.

After earning an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from NYU, Dr. Flores received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992. He spent five years at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center pursuing his general surgery internship and general surgery residency. He then completed a Thoracic Oncology Clinical Research Fellowship program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Institute/CALGB in Boston, part of Harvard Medical School. In addition to his medical education, Dr. Flores also holds a Masters in Biostatistics from Columbia University.

Dr. Flores is also a member of numerous medical and surgical societies and serves on several editorial boards.