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Rafael E de la Hoz, MD

Occupational Medicine

    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Preventive Medicine
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    • Specialties
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
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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.


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

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Public Health [PH]


MD, Universidad Nacional De Rosario
MPH, Yale School of 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