Pathology (from Greek pathos = “suffering” and -logia = “study of”) is one of the most interesting medical specialties, and a major field in modern medicine, in which we can study and identify the cause of a disease (diagnosis).
As a pathologist, I strive to be constantly updated and with enough experience to analyze in the laboratory and under the microscope small pieces of tissue (biopsies) and whole organs to recognize the main ailment of a patient. Thus, I do not offer direct patient care, but based on my diagnoses, I can provide my colleagues from other specialties (surgeons, oncologists, etc.) with specific diagnosis, so they can prescribe their patients with the most appropriate treatment (i.e. surgery, chemotherapy, antibiotics, etc.).

Dr. Francisco G. La Rosa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He is an active clinician, researcher and teacher, board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, specialized in genitourinary, renal and heart pathology, and expert in pathology informatics. Dr. La Rosa has more than 85 publications in referee journals and has several Web sites for the teaching of pathology.

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Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Anatomic and Clinical, Pathology, Cancers, Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Proteinuria, Infections, Cancers - Prostate Cancer, Cancers - Cancer Pathology, Cancers - Bladder Cancer, Kidneys and Urinary System - Interstitial Nephritis, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Stones, Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephropathy (Nephrosis), Kidneys and Urinary System - Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Prostate Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System, Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Failure , Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Infection, Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephrotic Syndrome, Cancers - Kidney Cancer, Cancers - Testicular Cancer, Cancers - Urologic Cancer
Gender
Male
Languages spoken
Spanish
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1996)

Internship
University of Colorado (1993)

Internship
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1992)

Medical School
Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)

Residency
University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1995)

Undergraduate
Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1974)

Undergraduate
Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)

Graduate
Academic Programs International (1975)

Clinical interest for patients

He is an active clinician, researcher and teacher, board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, specialized in genitourinary, renal and heart pathology, and expert in pathology informatics.

Volunteer activities

Dr. La Rosa is an active member of many national and international organizations, including the College of American Pathologists, The American Urological Association, American Telemedicine Association, Peruvian American Medical Association, and Catholic Medical Association.
As a researcher, he has participated as a collaborator in several research grants in genitourinary pathology, is a member and study coordinator at the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), Genitourinary Committee, and a close research collaborator with Dr. David Crawford in innovative technology for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Region
Metro Denver