Lydia Soto-Torres, MD, Pediatrics, Bethesda, MD


Pediatrics Bethesda, MD

Chief Medical Officer, CMRB, NIH Captain USPHS

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Education & Training

  • Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto RicoM.P.H., 1985 - 1986
  • University Pediatric HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 1982 - 1985
  • University of Puerto Rico School of MedicineClass of 1982
  • University of Puerto RicoB.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1974 - 1978

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2019 - 2021
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Carlos Findlay Award 2011
  • Meritorious Service Medal 2010
  • MTN Award 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Phase I safety study of 05% PRO 2000 vaginal Gel among HIV un-infected women in Pune, India  
    Joshi S, Dutta S, Bell B, Profy A, Kuruc J, Gai F, Cianciola M, Soto-Torres L, Panchanadikar A, Risbud A, Mehendale S, Reynolds SJ, AIDS Res Ther, 1/1/2006
  • Safety and Acceptability of Penile Application of 2 Candidate Topical Microbicides: BufferGel and PRO 2000 Gel: 3 Randomized Trials in Healthy Low-Risk Men and HIV-Pos...  
    Tabet SR, Callahan MM, Mauck CK, Gai F, Coletti AS, Profy AT, Moench TR, Soto-Torres L, Poindexter AN, Frezieres RG, Walsh TL, Kelly CW, Richardson BA, van Damme L, Ce..., J Acquired Immune Defic Syndr, 1/1/2003
  • Adherence to Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy and for Preventing Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents in Ryan White-Funded Facilities i...  
    Kaplan, JE. Parham DB., Soto-Torres L., Van Dyck K., Greaves JA., Ranch K., Amandus HE, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 1/1/1999
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  • Safety and Acceptability of BufferGel and Pro 2000/5 Gel (P) in HIV Positive Men.
    Tabet S, Celum C, Soto-Torres L, Coletti A, Moench T, Profy A, Kelley C, Mauck C, Microbicides 2002, Antwerp, 1/1/2002
  • Providers awareness of the ACTG 076 Findings and their Treatment of Women with HIV/AIDS.
    Parham, D., Soto-Torres, L., Hertz, K., Ryan White CARE Act All Title National Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/18/2000
  • The HIVQUAL National Title III Project: The Eight-Step Model for Rapid Improvement.
    Brey Magnani, N., Agins, B., Soto-Torres, L., Ryan White CARE Act All Title National Meeting, Washington, DC, 1/18/2000
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  • One Voice, One Vision-Recommendations to the Surgeon General to Improve Hispanic/Latino Health. 
    Novello, A., Soto-Torres, L., Surgeon General's Hispanic/Latino Health Initiative, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak in Comerio, Puerto Rico. 
    Soto-Torres L., Department of Epidemiology, Department of Health of Puerto Rico
  • The Role of The Academy of Medical Directors, Inc. 
    Soto-Torres L., Boletin Asociacion Centros De Salud Comunal, Volume 3, Pg. 2-3
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Press Mentions

  • Combination ARV Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV Safe in Trial but 1 ARV Carries the Weight, Study Suggests
    Combination ARV Vaginal Ring to Prevent HIV Safe in Trial but 1 ARV Carries the Weight, Study SuggestsMarch 4th, 2014