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Rafael E.de la HozMDMPH, MSc, ATSF, FACP, FCCP

Pulmonology New York, NY

Occupational & Environmental Lung Disease

Professor (tenured), Division of Occupational Medicine, and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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  • Office

    1 Gustave L Levy Place
    SCOH/WTC HP CCE Box 1059
    New York, NY 10029
    Phone(212) 241-1652
    Fax(212) 241-5516
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Summary

  • Dr. de la Hoz has had a longstanding career and research interest in clinical occupational respiratory toxicology, occupational obstructive lung diseases, and pneumoconioses. Since 2002, 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 project on the correlation of symptoms, pulmonary functional, and qualitative and quantitative chest CT scan findings in the WTC occupational cohort followed at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • New York University-Graduate School of Arts and SciencesMSc, Environmental Health Sciences, 1995 - 2000
  • Yale University-School of Epidemiology and Public HealthMPH, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, 1990 - 1993
  • Yale University School of Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineResidency, Occupational Medicine, 1990 - 1992
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of MedicineFellowship, Pulmonary Medicine, 1990 - 1992
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
    University of Miami School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1988
  • Universidad del Rosario School of Medicine
    Universidad del Rosario School of MedicineClass of 1982, MD
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, School of Medicine-, Medicine, 1976 - 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1993 - 2022
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1991 - 1993
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1987 - 2000
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine Occupational Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Occupational Medicine Top Doctor, New York Metro Area Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2015-2021
  • Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication The Joseph F. Cullman, Jr. Institute for Patient Experience at Mount Sinai, 2020
  • Downs International Health Travel Fellowship Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1993
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Violence-related distress and lung function in two longitudinal studies of youth  
    Gaietto K, Han Y-Y, Forno E, Bacharier L, Phipatanakul W, Guilbert T, Cabana M, Ross K, Blatter J, Acosta-Pérez E, Miller G, de la Hoz RE, Rosser F, Durrani S, Canino ..., Eur Respir J [in press], 9/30/2021
  • Time to a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR predicts delayed return to work after medical leave in COVID-19 infected health care workers  
    Villarreal J, Nieto SV, Vázquez F, del Campo MT, Mahillo-Fernández I, de la Hoz RE, J Occup Environ Med 2021 [in press], 7/30/2021
  • Association of quantitative CT lung density measurements with divergent FEV1 trajectories in WTC workers  
    Liu X, Reeves AP, Antoniak K, San José Estépar R, Doucette JT, Weber J, Jeon Y, Xu D, Celedón JC, de la Hoz RE, Clin Respir J 2021;15:613-621, 6/15/2021
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Change in body mass index and expiratory flow in World Trade Center workers [Abstract]
    Alruwaily A, Sood A, de la Hoz RE, Liu X, Doucette JT, Jeon Y, Celedón JC, European Respiratory Society Congress 2020, (virtual), 9/5/2020
  • Spirometric transition probabilities in former World Trade Center (WTC) workers and volunteers
    de la Hoz RE, Weber J, Sood A, Doucette JT, Celedón JC, Abstracts of the 2020 American Thoracic Society meeting, (virtual), 5/18/2020
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway sensation in World Trade Center responders - Role of chronic rhinosinusitis
    Osorio C, Romero Castillo H, Cepeda C, Do Santos A, Ko L, Parekh A, Black K, Lu S, Burschtin O, Udasin I, de la Hoz RE, Rapoport DM, Ayappa IA, Sunderram J, Abstracts of the 2020 American Thoracic Society meeting, (virtual), 5/18/2020
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Other

  • Occupational chronic airway disease among World Trade Center workers and volunteers 
    de la Hoz RE, Lung Health Professional Magazine
    1/1/2011
  • COPD and GERD 
    Annan E, Glen C, de la Hoz RE, Raskin J, Lung Health Professional Magazine
    1/1/2011
  • Clinical Guidelines for Adults Exposed to the WTC Disaster 
    de la Hoz RE, City Health Information
    1/1/2008

Grant Support

  • Optimizing Lung Cancer Screening in World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers (co-I)National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2018–2021
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in WTC Workers: Diagnoses and Transitions (PI)National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2018–2021
  • Exploring Mechanisms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in WTC Responders (co-I)National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2018–2021
  • Metabolomics of World Trade Center Lung Injury: Biomarker Validation and Longitudinal Assessment (co-I)NIOSH2017–2021
  • Pulmonary Diseases in WTC Workers: Symptoms, Function and Chest CT Correlates (PI)National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health2012–2021
  • Cytochrome P 450 Dependent Oxidase And EmphysemaNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute1996–1999
  • Cytochrome P 450 Dependent Oxidase And EmphysemaNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute1995

Committees

  • Associate Editor, Respiratory Research, Editorial Board 2021 - Present
  • Chair, European Respiratory Society, Occupational and Environmental Health Group 2020 - Present
  • Member, American Thoracic Society, Environmental, Occupational and Population Health, Program Committee 2020 - Present
  • Member, National Occupational Research Agenda- Respiratory Health Cross-sector Council 2016 - Present
  • Member, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, Editorial Board 2015 - Present
  • Chair, International Commission on Occupational Health, Scientific Committee on Respiratory Disorders 2015 - Present
  • Member, European Respiratory Society, Science Council, College of Experts 2015 - Present
  • Member, ICOH Working Group on the Implementation of the Global Strategy of Occupational Health for All-Asbestos Ban and Asbestos-related Diseases Elimination 2015 - Present
  • Member, ATS Terrorism and Inhalation Disasters Section, Executive Committee 2008 - Present
  • Member, American Thoracic Society, Program Review Subcommittee 2018 - 2020
  • Secretary, European Respiratory Society, Occupational and Environmental Health Group 2017 - 2020
  • Secretary, International Commission on Occupational Health, Scientific Committee on Respiratory Disorders 2012 - 2015

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, French

Hospital Affiliations