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Luis R. Espinoza, M.D.

Program Director, Section of Rheumatology
Chief, Section of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine

LSU Healthcare Network Clinic
3700 St. Charles Avenue, 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: (504) 412-1517
Fax: (504) 412-1518

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LSU Health Sciences Center
1542 Tulane Avenue, Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-2362
Fax: (504) 568-2127


MD - 1968
Peruvian University of Medical and Biological Sciences
Lima, Peru


Special Fellow -- Peruvian National Cancer Institute, 1966; Rotating Medical Internship - University Hospital, Lima, Peru, 1968-1969.

Intern in Medicine -- Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, N.J., 1969-1970.

Assistant Resident in Medicine -- Barnes Hospital Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri (Washington University School of Medicine), 1970-1972.

Clinical and Research Fellow in Rheumatology and Immunology (Washington University School of Medicine), 1972-1973.

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973.


Selected Publications

Oyoo O, Espinoza LR. “Infectious vasculitis.” Curr Rheumatol Rep 7:2005. 261-267.

Espinoza LR. “Clinical trials in giant cell arteritis.” Curr Rheumatol Rep 7:2005.  263-264.

Candia L, Marquez J, Espinoza LR. “Psoriatic arthritis.” In: Basis of Medicine. Eds. H Velez, W Rojas, J Borrero, J Restrepo. Corp Inv Biol Medellin, Colombia. 2005; 188-195.

Candia L, Marquez J, Espinoza LR. “Management of pregnancy in chronic active hepatitis: A rheumatologist’s dilemma.” Sem Arthritis Rheum 35:2005. 49-56.

Colmegna I, Sainz B Jr., Gary R, Espinoza LR. “The proteasome and its implications in rheumatic diseases.” J Rheumatol 32:2005. 1192-1198.

Colmegna I, deBoisblanc BP, Gimenez CR, Espinoza LR.  “Slow development of massive splenomegaly, portal and pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus: Can nodular regenerative hyperplasia of the liver explain all the findings?”  Lupus 14:2005.  976-978.

Justiniano ME, Colmegna I, Gimenez CR, Espinoza LR. “Tophaceous gout of the symphisis pubis.” Arthritis Rheum 53:2005. 4052.