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Luis Lara, MD

877.463.2010

Luis Lara, MD

Appointed: 2011

Luis Lara, MD
Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Florida
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code WESTON
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
WorkAppointment:877.463.2010
DeskDesk:954.659.5646
WorkFax:954.659.5647
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Medical School
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Escuela de Medicina “Ignacio A. Santos”(EMIS) Hospital San José-Tec de Monterrey
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Transitional Year
Aultman Hospital-Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, OH

Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Advanced Fellowship in Pancreatology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Professional Highlights

Medical Director- Pancreas Disease Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston, FL

Director - Pancreas Care Specialists
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TX

Medical Director - Clinical Center for Pancreatic Disease
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX

Medical Director - GI Bleed Team
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX


Associate Fellowship Program Director - Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX

Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine - Rochester, MN

Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine - Rootstown, OH

Chief Resident
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, OH

Instructor of Surgery
Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey, EMIS-ITESM, Mexico

Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey, EMIS-ITESM, Mexico

Medical Editor of the medical column EMISión in Panorama, weekly student paper published by ITESM.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Pancreatology
Rochester, MN USA
2004
Fellowship - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Gastroenterology
Winston-Salem, NC USA
2003
Residency - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Canton, OH USA
1999
Internship - Aultman Hospital
Transitional Year
Canton, OH USA
1997
Medical School - The Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey
Monterrey Mexico
1994

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, familial pancreas cancer, pancreas cysts, pancreas necrosis, islet-cell autotransplantation, peptic ulcer disease, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, diseases of the liver biliary tract and pancreas, esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, gallstones, reflux disease, GERD, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, esophageal strictures, gastrointestinal bleeding, upper GI bleeding, mid GI bleeding, lower GI bleeding, advanced endoscopy, overtube assisted enteroscopy, spiral enteroscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, obscure GI bleeding, occult GI bleeding

Awards & Honors

National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship Award
Certificate of Merit-Original Research Presentation
A Comparison of One-Day Therapy Versus Seven Day Therapy for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection
American College of Physicians National Meeting, Atlanta, GA

First Place - Original Research Presentation
A Comparison of One-Day Therapy Versus Seven Day Therapy for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection
Tenth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio

First Place - Clinical Vignette Presentation
A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption?
Ninth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio

Certificate of Merit - Clinical Vignette-Poster
A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption?
College of Physicians National Meeting, New Orleans, LA

First Place - Clinical Vignette-Poster
Warfarin Resistance: a rare etiology for a static INR despite increasing doses of oral coumadin
American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter Meeting

First Place - Clinical Vignette Presentation
Myeloproliferative Syndromes in an Era of Cytogenetics: New Paradigms for Diagnosis
Eighth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio

Associates Council
American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter

President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM

Innovations & Patents

Development of a 20 minute endoscopic pancreas function test after secretion stimulation.

Feeding tube insertion facilitated by a guide wire by using the rope way method.

Memberships

  • American Pancreas Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Florida Gastroenterologic Society

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Balloon-assisted Enteroscopy (Single and Double)
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Deep Enteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Egd
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (ehl) Of Bile Duct Stones
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Therapy Of Anastamotic And Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Stents
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2014, Dr. Lara has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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