Rafael E de la Hoz, MD Email Rafael de la Hoz
- PROFESSOR | Environmental Medicine & Public Health
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
- Occupational Medicine
- Pulmonary Medicine (Lung)
- Internal Medicine
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health 888-702-0630 888-702-0630
Rafael E. de la Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc, ATSF, FACP, FCCP, is a board certified pulmonologist, occupational medicine specialist, and internist. He has had a career research and clinical interest in occupational respiratory toxicology and occupational obstructive lung diseases. He joined Mount Sinai in late 2002 to establish the diagnosis and treatment protocols, and characterize the heterogeneous group of chronic lower airway and other diseases temporally associated with occupational toxicant exposures at the WTC disaster site. From his initial clinical descriptions, he proceeded to the investigation, as the principal investigator of two federally funded research projects, of qualitative and quantitative chest CT scan measurements to characterize those lower airway diseases, investigate the adverse impact of obesity on those dieases, and the transitions to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic lung diseases in the WTC occupational cohort followed at Mount Sinai.
Besides his active research and clinical practice, Dr. de la Hoz consults as an impartial pulmonary and occupational medicine specialist to the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, and, since August 2016, as an spirometry quality analyst to the Mount Sinai WTC Health Program Clinical Center. He is a Medical Review Officer (MRO) and is certified with the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) for the Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Chest Physicians, and plays active roles in different committees of the European Respiratory Society, the American Thoracic Society, and the International Commission for Occupational Health.
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Clinical Preventive Medicine
- Occupational Pulmonary Diseases
- Occupational Respiratory Medicine
- Occupational Toxicology
- Pulmonary Function Tests
- Smoking Cessation
Aerodigestive Tract, Epidemiology, Imaging, Obesity, Occupational Health, Respiratory
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 Disease
University of British Columbia
Fellowship, Occupational Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
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New York Magazine
Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication
The Joseph F. Cullman, Jr. Institute for Patient Experience
Top Doctor New York Metro Area
Occupational lung disease, chronic manifestations of inhalation injuries, obstructive lung diseases, asbestos- and silica-related lung diseases, WTC-related diseases
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. de la Hoz during 2021 and/or 2022. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership
- American Thoracic Society (ATS)
- Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
- Asociación Colombiana de Neumología y Cirugía de Tórax
- European Respiratory Society (ERS)
- Genentech, Inc.
- International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
- NORA Respiratory Health Cross-Sector Council
- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
- New York State Workers' Compensation Board NYS WCB)
- Respiratory Research
- Revista de la Asociación Española de Especialistas en Medicina del Trabajo
- Teva Denmark
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