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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.
Qualifications and experience
- Anatomic and Clinical, Cancers, Cancers - Bladder Cancer, Cancers - Cancer Pathology, Cancers - Kidney Cancer, Cancers - Prostate Cancer, Cancers - Testicular Cancer, Cancers - Urologic Cancer, Heart and Circulation, Heart and Circulation - Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Infections, Kidneys and Urinary System, Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Interstitial Nephritis, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Failure, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Infection, Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Stones, Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephropathy (Nephrosis), Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidneys and Urinary System - Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Prostate Disease, Kidneys and Urinary System - Proteinuria, Pathology
- Languages spoken
- Clinical interest for patients
He is an active member of many national and international organizations, including the College of American Pathologists, The American Urological Association, Catholic Medical Association, American Telemedicine Association, Asociación Iberoamericana de Teleslud y Telemedicina, and Peruvian American Medical Association. As an investigator in genitourinary pathology, he is a member and study coordinator in the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) Genitourinary Committee, and a collaborator with the research groups led by Dr. David Crawford and Thomas Flaig in innovative technology for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and urinary cancer.
- Research interest for patients
Genitourinary pathology: prostate, urinary bladder, testis, penis, kidney
- 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.
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