Julio E. Figueroa, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Infectious Diseases
Director, Fellowship Program

Section of Infectious Diseases
1542 Tulane Avenue
Suite  331, Box T4M-1
New Orleans, LA 70112-2822
504.568.5031  Phone
504.568.5553  FAX


M.D. -- 1986
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, Texas


After receiving his MD, Dr. Figueroa completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals and stayed another year as chief resident. He joined the infectious diseases faculty at LSU School of Medicine in 1993 and, in 1996, became the educational program director for the section.  He currently serves as associate chief of the section as well as medical director of infectious diseases at both Touro Infirmary and Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana. 

Dr. Figueroa is board certified in both internal medicine and ifectious diseases.

Research Interests

Azaftig biology and lipolysis
Proteoglycan biology

Teaching Activities

  • Fellowship program director for Infectious diseases
  • Education coordinator for medical students and residents in infectious diseases
  • Course Director, Clinical Microbiology Conference

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Academic Standards Committee 
  • Infection Control Committee, Medical Center of Louisiana

Selected Publications

Vijayagopal P, Figueroa, JE, Prasad C. Effect of a Combination of Grape Seed Extract, Capsaicin, Genistein, and Caffeine on Body Weight in Obese Zucker Rats. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research. (in press).

Figueroa, JE. “Tick-borne diseases.” In: Emergency Department Diagnosis and Management. Eds. EM Slaven, SC Stone, and FA Lopez. First Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. 

Louisiana State University Health Science Center Infectious Diseases Section. “Eight months later—Hurricane aftermath challenges facing the LSUHSC Infectious Diseases Section.” Clin Infect Dis 43:2006. 485-489. 

Tietz A, Aldridge KE, Figueroa JE. “Disseminated coinfection with Actinomyces graevenitzii and Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Case report and review of the literature.” J Clin Microbiol 43(6):2005. 3017-22.