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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Academic Office

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

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

Bio

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

Genga EK, Oyoo O, Espinoza LR, Adabajo A. Africa Journal of Rheumatology enhancing the visibility of rheumatology in Africa. Clinical Rheumatology 2017 Jul 27. don: 10.1007/s10067-017-3761-z. PubMED: 28748513

Patel NJ, Van Dyke KW, Espinoza LR. Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy 2B and Myoshi presentations in dysferlinopathy. Am J Med Sci 2017; 353: 484-491. PubMED: 28502335

Jara LJ, Medina G, Saavedra MA, Vera-Lastra O, Torres-Aguilar H, Navarro C, Vasquez Del Mercado M, Espinoza LR. Prolactin has a pathogenic role in systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunol Res 2017; 65: 512-523. PubMED: 28130617

GEO-RA Group. Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. Clinical Rheumatology 2017; 36: 485-497. PubMED: 27995382

Vega LE, Espinoza LR. Predictors of poor outcome in ANCA-Associated vasculitis (AAV). Current Rheumatology Rep 2016; doe: 10.1007/s11926-016-0619-3. PubMED: 27812952

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.