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Rafael De La Hoz

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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  • 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

Training Areas


  • MD, Universidad Nacional De Rosario

  • M.P.H., Yale School of Public Health

  • M.Sc., 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


Occupational lung disease, chronic manifestations of inhalation injuries, and obstructive lung diseases, WTC-related diseases


de la Hoz RE, Hill S, Chasan R, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Wilk-Rivard E, Herbert R. Healthcare and social issues of immigrant rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) site. J Occup Environ Med 2008; 50: 1329-1334.

de la Hoz RE, Shohet MR, Chasan R, Bienenfeld LA, Afilaka AA, Levin S, Herbert R. Occupational toxicant inhalation injury: the World Trade Center experience. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2008; 81: 479-485.

de la Hoz RE, Shohet M, 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: 161-165.

Mendelson D, Roggeveen M, Levin S, Herbert R, de la Hoz RE. Air trapping detected on end-expiratory high resolution CT in symptomatic World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery workers. J Occup Environ Med 2007; 49: 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 [in print];.

De La Hoz RE, Rosenman K, Borczuk A. Silicosis in dental supply factory workers. Respir Med 2004 Aug; 98(8): 791-4.

De La Hoz RE, Berger KI, Klugh TT, Friedman-Jimenez G, Goldring RM. Frequency dependence of compliance in the evaluation of patients with unexplained respiratory symptoms. Respir Med 2000 Mar; 94(3): 221-7.

De La Hoz RE, Parker JE. Occupational and environmental medicine in the United States. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 1998 May; 71(3): 155-61.

De La Hoz RE. Reactive airways dysfunction syndrome following exposure to a fluorocarbon. Eur Respir J 1999 May ; 13(5): 1192-4.

de la Hoz RE, Schlueter DP, Rom WN. Chronic lung disease secondary to ammonia inhalation injury: a report on three cases. Am J Ind Med 1996; 29: 209-214.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. De La Hoz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
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  • Group Health Insurance, Inc.
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