Julio E. Figueroa, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief of Infectious Diseases

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
Twitter: @Jfigue


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


After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Figueroa completed his residency in internal medicine, infecious diseases fellowship, and chief residency year at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He joined the infectious diseases faculty at LSU School of Medicine in 1993 and became the educational program director for the section in 1996. He currently serves as chief of the section as well as medical director of infectious diseases at both Touro Infirmary and Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana. In addition, he is the physician lead for the antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention programs at LCMC Health. 

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases 

Musculoskeletal infections

Research Interests

Clinical microbiology and antibiotic stewardship 

Impact of new diagnostics on antimicrobial use 

Diagnostic stewardship 

Implementation of infection prevention practices 

Implementation of antimicrobial best practices in academic and community settings

Teaching Activities

Course Director, Clinical Microbiology Conference

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Member, LSU SOM Academic Standards Committee 

Member, Infection Prevention Committee, University Medical Center 

Clinical Consultant, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, University Medical Center 

Physician chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, University Medical Center 

Physician chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Touro Infirmary 

Physician chair, Infection Prevention Committee, Touro Infirmary 

Physician chair, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 

Physician chair, Infection Prevention Committee, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner 

Member, Ochsner System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee 

Member, LCMC System Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Selected Publications

Al-Dahir S, Gillard C, Brakta F, Figueroa JE. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of respiratory pathogens in the surgical/trauma intensive care unit compared with the hospital-wide respiratory antibiogram in a level I trauma center. Surg Infect. 2015 Feb; 16(1): 62-67. 

Ezebuenyi MC, Brakta F, Onor IO, Sarpong DF, Bryant-Burks K, Figueroa JE 2nd. Evaluation of Physician Prescribing Patterns For Antibiotics in the Treatment of Nonnecrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections. P T. 2018 May;43(5):287-292.

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.

Additional Info

IDSA Center of Excellent -- Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, University Medical Center, New Orleans