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Luis R. Espinoza, M.D.

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

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.