Francisco La Rosa, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)
Graduate School :
  • MD, Academic Programs International (1975)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)
  • BSc, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1974)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (1993)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1992)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anatomic and Clinical (1995)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Selective Pathology (1996)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pathology

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Dental School (2009)
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards, Medical School (2008)
  • Honorary Professor, National University “Federico Villarreal”, Lima, Peru (2004)
  • Fellowship Award, National Cancer Institute (1996)

Research Interests

Genitourinary pathology: prostate, urinary bladder, testis, penis, kidney Heart pathology

Teaching

  • Lecturer (2001)
    School of Medicine, Pathology
    - Renal and Genitourinary Pathology - Pathophysiology of inflammation and tissue repair
  • Lecturer (2002)
    School of Dental Medicine, Pathology
  • Instructor and Assistant Professor (1981)
    School of Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology
    Transplantation biology
  • Renal and Genitourinary Pathology (1992)
    School of Medicine, Pathology

Publications

  • Holers VM, La Rosa FG, Banda NK. A Potential New Mouse Model of Axial Spondyloarthritis Involving the Complement System. Immune Netw. 2021 Dec;21(6):e45. PubMed PMID: 35036032
  • Green DB, La Rosa FG, Craig PG, Khani F, Lam ET. Metastatic Mature Teratoma and Growing Teratoma Syndrome in Patients with Testicular Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumors. Korean J Radiol. 2021 Oct;22(10):1650-1657. PubMed PMID: 34402242
  • Duarte C, Gilbert DM, Sheridan AD, La Rosa FG, McCarter M, Cost NG, Emmons S, Lam ET. Spontaneous regression of an extragonadal seminomatous germ cell tumor. Cancer Treat Res Commun. 2021;28:100383. PubMed PMID: 33992855
  • Hall K, Moore BE, Higuchi TT, Rosa FG. Plexiform neurofibromas with diffuse ganglioneuromatosis of the urinary bladder, Human Pathology: Case Reports, Volume 24, June 2021
  • La Rosa, FG. The Third Dimension in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis."31st International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU 31); July 14-18, 2021, Snowbird, Utah.
  • La Rosa, FG. Can We Trust the TRUS Biopsies? Case Presentations and Discussion. "31st International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU 31); July 14-18, 2021, Snowbird, Utah.
  • Crawford ED, Martin M, Phillips CD, Stanton WN, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Arangua P, La Rosa FG, Grasmick z, Hoyer G, Mouraviev V, Stone NN, Terlecki R, Werahera PN. Microbiomes In Post-DRE Urine Samples Are Linked To Prostate Cancer Risk, J of Urology 206(3S):e1007, 2021. Podium presentation at the AUA 2021, Las Vegas, September 10-13, 2021.
  • Stanton WN, Crawford ED, Arangua PB, La Rosa FG, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Poage WL, Partin A, Maroni P, Werahera PN. Assessment of high-grade prostate cancer risk using prostate cancer biomarkers. Can J Urol. 2020 Feb;27(1):10080-10085. PubMed PMID: 32065862
  • WN Stanton, ED Crawford, PB Arangua, FG La Rosa, A van Bokhoven, MS Lucia, WL Poage, A Partin, P Maroni, PN Werahera. Assessment of High-Grade Prostate Cancer Risk Using Prostate Cancer Biomarkers. The Canadian Journal of Urology; 27(1) 10080-85; February 2020.
  • Gandara E, Reiter D, La Rosa FG, Zhang L. Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Urinary Bladder: Solving a Diagnostic Puzzle. College of American Pathologists 2020 Annual Meeting (CAP20 Virtual). Arch Pathol Lab Med 144 (9s1): Poster No. 131. September 2020.
  • Crawford ED, Stone NN, Skouteris V, Arangua PB, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Bates S, Maroni PD, Werahera PN. Does Prostate Specific Antigen Density Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer in Men Undergoing Transperineal Mapping Biopsy? Abstract, J of Urology 203(4S): e117, 2020
  • Stone NN, Skouteris V, Crawford ED, Arangua PB, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Maroni PD, Patel N, Chang S, van Bokhoven A, Werahera PN. Accuracy of mpMRI in identifying clinically significant prostate cancer by quadrant when compared to transperineal mapping biopsy, Abstract, J of Urology 203(4S):e307, 2020
  • Stanton WN, Crawford ED, Arangua PB, Romero JK, La Rosa FG, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Maroni PD, Pessoa RR, Poage W, Schalken JA, Kim FJ, Groskopf J, Stone NN, Werahera PN. SelectMDx Urine Test Accurately Predicts High-Grade Prostate Cancer In Men Undergoing Transperineal Mapping Biopsy, Abstract/poster, 12th Intern.Symp. Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer, Washington, DC, USA, February 9-11, 2020
  • Crawford ED, Stanton WN, Arangua P, La Rosa FG, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Kim FJ, Stone NN, Werahera PN. Accuracy of Micro-Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Patients Evaluated with Mapping Biopsies, Abstract/poster, 12th International Symposium on Focal Therapy and Imaging in Prostate and Kidney Cancer, Washington, DC, USA, February 9-11, 2020
  • Stanton WN, Crawford ED, Arangua PB, Romero JK, La Rosa FG, van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, Maroni PD, Pessoa RR, Poage W, Schalken JA, Kim FJ, Groskopf J, Stone NN, Werahera PN. SelectMDx Urine Test Accurately Predicts High-Grade Prostate Cancer In Men Undergoing Transperineal Mapping Biopsy, Abstract/poster, 29th International Prostate Cancer Update meeting, Beaver Creek, CO, January 22-25, 2020.
  • Crawford ED, Stanton WN, Arangua P, La Rosa FG, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Kim FJ, Stone NN, Werahera PN. Accuracy of Micro-Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer in Patients Evaluated with Mapping Biopsies, Abstract/poster, 30th International Prostate Cancer Update meeting, Beaver Creek, CO, January 22-25, 2020.
  • Francisco G. La Rosa. Visiting Lecturer: Invited speaker to the International Oncology course on “Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer” in Cartagena, Colombia 03/07/2020. Conference “Prostate Cancer: A Pathologist Perspective.”
  • Heart Pathology: http://heartpathology.com
  • "1st Online Poster Session - 2020" April 22nd to 24th, 2020 The Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education* https://telepathology.com/posters/ Login: onlineposters PW: Posters2020
  • "1º Congreso Virtual de Telesalud y Telemedicina de la AITT" (1st Virtual Congress of Telehealth and Telemedicine of the AITT) Web site: https://1-congreso-virtual.teleiberoamerica.com - Program: https://1-congreso-virtual.teleiberoamerica.com/Programa1erCongresoVirtual-AITT.pdf - Videos: - Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/embed/1_Mb_7iYmGc?rel=0 - -Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vzde26Dgc_k?rel=0
  • Gandara E, Reiter D, La Rosa FG, Zhang L. Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Urinary Bladder: Solving a Diagnostic Puzzle. College of American Pathologists 2020 Annual Meeting (CAP20 Virtual). Arch Pathol Lab Med 144 (9s1): Poster No. 131. September 2020.
  • Gigli M, Merlo M, Graw SL, Barbati G, Rowland TJ, Slavov DB, Stolfo D, Haywood ME, Dal Ferro M, Altinier A, Ramani F, Brun F, Cocciolo A, Puggia I, Morea G, McKenna WJ, La Rosa FG, Taylor MRG, Sinagra G, Mestroni L. Genetic Risk of Arrhythmic Phenotypes in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Sep 17;74(11):1480-1490. PubMed PMID: 31514951
  • Stone NN, Crawford ED, Skouteris VM, Arangua P, Metsinis PM, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Werahera PN. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):271. PubMed PMID: 31075068
  • Stone NN, Crawford ED, Skouteris VM, Arangua P, Metsinis PM, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Werahera PN. The Ratio of the Number of Biopsy Specimens to Prostate Volume (Biopsy Density) Greater Than 1.5 Improves the Prostate Cancer Detection Rate in Men Undergoing Transperineal Biopsy of the Prostate. J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):264-271. PubMed PMID: 30835628
  • Orlicky DJ, Libby AE, Bales ES, McMahan RH, Monks J, La Rosa FG, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 promotes obesity and progressive fatty liver disease in mice through mechanistically distinct hepatocyte and extra-hepatocyte actions. J Physiol. 2019 Mar;597(6):1565-1584. PubMed PMID: 30536914
  • Gigli M, Merlo M, Graw SL, Barbati G, Rowland TJ, Slavov DB, Stolfo D, Haywood ME, Dal Ferro M, Altinier A, Ramani F, Brun F, Cocciolo A, Puggia I, Morea G, McKenna WJ, La Rosa FG, Taylor MRG, Sinagra G, Mestroni L. Genetic Risk of Arrhythmic Phenotypes in Patients With Dilated Cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 Sep 17;74(11):1480-1490. PubMed PMID: 31514951
  • Stone NN, Crawford ED, Skouteris VM, Arangua P, Metsinis PM, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Werahera PN. Reply by Authors. J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):271. PubMed PMID: 31075068
  • Orlicky DJ, Libby AE, Bales ES, McMahan RH, Monks J, La Rosa FG, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 promotes obesity and progressive fatty liver disease in mice through mechanistically distinct hepatocyte and extra-hepatocyte actions. J Physiol. 2019 Mar;597(6):1565-1584. PubMed PMID: 30536914
  • Stone NN, Crawford ED, Skouteris VM, Arangua P, Metsinis PM, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Werahera PN. The Ratio of the Number of Biopsy Specimens to Prostate Volume (Biopsy Density) Greater Than 1.5 Improves the Prostate Cancer Detection Rate in Men Undergoing Transperineal Biopsy of the Prostate. J Urol. 2019 Aug;202(2):264-271. PubMed PMID: 30835628
  • Robin TP, Maroni PD, Chin BB, La Rosa FG, Bernard B, Pugh TJ. Post-Prostatectomy Radiation Therapy: Patient Selection, Timing, Imaging, and Therapy Intensification. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Jul 15;32(7):360-3, 369, CV3. PubMed PMID: 30080921
  • Orlicky DJ, Libby AE, Bales ES, McMahan RH, Monks J, La Rosa FG, McManaman JL. Perilipin-2 promotes obesity and progressive fatty liver disease in mice through mechanistically distinct hepatocyte and extra-hepatocyte actions. J Physiol. 2018 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30536914
  • Robin TP, Maroni PD, Chin BB, La Rosa FG, Bernard B, Pugh TJ. Post-Prostatectomy Radiation Therapy: Patient Selection, Timing, Imaging, and Therapy Intensification. Oncology (Williston Park). 2018 Jul 15;32(7):360-3, 369, CV3. PubMed PMID: 30080921
  • Lhungay TP, Colvin A, Warncke J, Somerset H, Wilson SS, La Rosa FG. Seventy-Year-Old Man With Large Bladder Mass: Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges of an Uncommon Neoplasm. Oncology (Williston Park). 2017 Mar 15;31(3):210-2, 218-20. PubMed PMID: 28299758
  • Yang X, Su LJ, La Rosa FG, Smith EE, Schlaepfer IR, Cho SK, Kavanagh B, Park W, Flaig TW. The Antineoplastic Activity of Photothermal Ablative Therapy with Targeted Gold Nanorods in an Orthotopic Urinary Bladder Cancer Model. Bladder Cancer. 2017 Jul 27;3(3):201-210. PubMed PMID: 28824948
  • Flaig TW, Salzmann-Sullivan M, Su LJ, Zhang Z, Joshi M, Gijón MA, Kim J, Arcaroli JJ, Van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Schlaepfer IR. Lipid catabolism inhibition sensitizes prostate cancer cells to antiandrogen blockade. Oncotarget. 2017 Aug 22;8(34):56051-56065. PubMed PMID: 28915573
  • Flaig TW, Salzmann-Sullivan M, Su LJ, Zhang Z, Joshi M, Gijón MA, Kim J, Arcaroli JJ, Van Bokhoven A, Lucia MS, La Rosa FG, Schlaepfer IR. Lipid catabolism inhibition sensitizes prostate cancer cells to antiandrogen blockade. Oncotarget. 2017 Aug 22;8(34):56051-56065. PubMed PMID: 28915573
  • Richmond AM, La Rosa FG, Said S. Granular cell tumor presenting in the scrotum of a pediatric patient: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2016 Jun 4;10(1):161. PubMed PMID: 27259474
  • Lambert JR, Whitson RJ, Iczkowski KA, La Rosa FG, Smith ML, Wilson RS, Smith EE, Torkko KC, Gari HH, Lucia MS. Reduced expression of GDF-15 is associated with atrophic inflammatory lesions of the prostate. Prostate. 2015 Feb;75(3):255-65. PubMed PMID: 25327758
  • Pokharel SS, Patel NU, Garg K, La Rosa FG, Arangua P, Jones C, Crawford ED. Multi-parametric MRI findings of transitional zone prostate cancers: correlation with 3-dimensional transperineal mapping biopsy. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Jan;40(1):143-50. PubMed PMID: 25038718
  • Kessler ER, Amini A, Wilson SS, Anp-C KB, Raben D, La Rosa FG, Crawford ED. Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Jun;29(6):462, C3. PubMed PMID: 26089221
  • Alese OB, El-Rayes BF, Sica G, Zhang G, Alexis D, La Rosa FG, Varella-Garcia M, Chen Z, Rossi MR, Adsay NV, Khuri FR, Owonikoko TK. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene alteration in signet ring cell carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract. Ther Adv Med Oncol. 2015 Mar;7(2):56-62. PubMed PMID: 25755678
  • Lambert JR, Whitson RJ, Iczkowski KA, La Rosa FG, Smith ML, Wilson RS, Smith EE, Torkko KC, Gari HH, Lucia MS. Reduced expression of GDF-15 is associated with atrophic inflammatory lesions of the prostate. Prostate. 2015 Feb 15;75(3):255-65. PubMed PMID: 25327758
  • Pokharel SS, Patel NU, Garg K, La Rosa FG, Arangua P, Jones C, Crawford ED. Multi-parametric MRI findings of transitional zone prostate cancers: correlation with 3-dimensional transperineal mapping biopsy. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Jan;40(1):143-50. PubMed PMID: 25038718
  • Kessler ER, Amini A, Wilson SS, Breaker K, Raben D, La Rosa FG. Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinoma of the Urinary Bladder. Oncology (Williston Park). 2015 Jun;29(6):462, C3. PubMed PMID: 26089221
  • Rezaeilouyeh H, Mahoor MH, Zhang JJ, La Rosa FG, Chang S, Werahera PN. Diagnosis of prostatic Carcinoma on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging using shearlet transform. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:6442-5. PubMed PMID: 25571471
  • Werahera PN, Jasion EA, Crawford ED, La Rosa FG, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Sullivan HT, Port JD, Maroni PD, Daily JW. Systematic diagnosis of prostate cancer using an optical biopsy needle adjunct with fluorescence spectroscopy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014 Aug;2014:2165-8. PubMed PMID: 25570414
  • Iczkowski KA, Egevad L, Ma J, Harding-Jackson N, Algaba F, Billis A, Camparo P, Cheng L, Clouston D, Comperat EM, Datta MW, Evans AG, Griffiths DF, Guo CC, Hailemariam S, Huang W, Humphrey PA, Jiang Z, Kahane H, Kristiansen G, La Rosa FG, Lopez-Beltran A, MacLennan GT, Magi-Galluzzi C, Merrimen J, Montironi R, Osunkoya AO, Picken MM, Rao N, Shah RB, Shanks JH, Shen SS, Tawfik OW, True LD, Van der Kwast T, Varma M, Wheeler TM, Zynger DL, Sahr N, Bostwick DG. Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate: interobserver reproducibility survey of 39 urologic pathologists. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2014 Dec;18(6):333-42. PubMed PMID: 25263387
  • Knez VM, Barrow W, Lucia MS, Wilson S, La Rosa FG. Clear cell urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2014 Aug 14;8:275. PubMed PMID: 25124389
  • Da Silva RD, Molina WR, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Tayal S, La Rosa FG, Kim FJ. Large renal mass: a challenge for the urologist. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Apr;28(4):320, 324. PubMed PMID: 24839805
  • Iczkowski KA, La Rosa FG. Gleason 6 cancer is still cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Jan;28(1):22, 24, 29. PubMed PMID: 24683715
  • Rezaeilouyeh H, Mahoor MH, Zhang JJ, La Rosa FG, Chang S, Werahera PN. Diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging using shearlet transform. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:6442-5. PubMed PMID: 25571471
  • Werahera PN, Jasion EA, Crawford ED, La Rosa FG, Lucia MS, van Bokhoven A, Sullivan HT, Port JD, Maroni PD, Daily JW. Systematic diagnosis of prostate cancer using an optical biopsy needle adjunct with fluorescence spectroscopy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2014;2014:2165-8. PubMed PMID: 25570414
  • Iczkowski KA, Egevad L, Ma J, Harding-Jackson N, Algaba F, Billis A, Camparo P, Cheng L, Clouston D, Comperat EM, Datta MW, Evans AG, Griffiths DF, Guo CC, Hailemariam S, Huang W, Humphrey PA, Jiang Z, Kahane H, Kristiansen G, La Rosa FG, Lopez-Beltran A, MacLennan GT, Magi-Galluzzi C, Merrimen J, Montironi R, Osunkoya AO, Picken MM, Rao N, Shah RB, Shanks JH, Shen SS, Tawfik OW, True LD, Van der Kwast T, Varma M, Wheeler TM, Zynger DL, Sahr N, Bostwick DG. Intraductal carcinoma of the prostate: interobserver reproducibility survey of 39 urologic pathologists. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2014 Dec;18(6):333-42. PubMed PMID: 25263387
  • Knez VM, Barrow W, Lucia MS, Wilson S, La Rosa FG. Clear cell urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2014 Aug 14;8:275. PubMed PMID: 25124389
  • Da Silva RD, Molina WR, Gustafson D, Nogueira L, Tayal S, La Rosa FG, Kim FJ. Large renal mass: a challenge for the urologist. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Apr;28(4):320, 324. PubMed PMID: 24839805
  • Iczkowski KA, La Rosa FG. Gleason 6 cancer is still cancer. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 Jan;28(1):22, 24, 29. PubMed PMID: 24683715
  • Lam ET, Kessler ER, Flaig TW, La Rosa FG. Collision renal cell papillary and medullary carcinoma in a 66-year-old man. Oncology (Williston Park). 2013 Sep;27(9):893, 896, 898. PubMed PMID: 24282987
  • Yang X, Kessler E, Su LJ, Thorburn A, Frankel AE, Li Y, La Rosa FG, Shen J, Li CY, Varella-Garcia M, Glodé LM, Flaig TW. Diphtheria toxin-epidermal growth factor fusion protein DAB389EGF for the treatment of bladder cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jan 1;19(1):148-57. PubMed PMID: 23172881
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Professional Memberships

  • The American Urological Association, Affiliated Member
  • American Telemedicine Association, Latin-American and Caribbean Chapter (ATALACC), Pas Vice-Chair
  • Colorado Society of Clinical Pathologists, Member
  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Fellow
  • College of American Pathologists, Fellow and Inspector Leader
  • Asociación Iberoamericana de Telesalud y Telemedicine (AITT), Past-President
  • (Journal) "Revista AITT" revista.teleiberoamerica.com, Chief Editor

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pathology, Board Certification
  • Anatomic and Clinical, Board Certification (1996)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Urologic Cancer
  • Cancers - Testicular Cancer
  • Cancers - Kidney Cancer
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Infection
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Failure
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Disease
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Bladder Disease
  • Kidneys and Urinary System
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Prostate Disease
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Nephropathy (Nephrosis)
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Kidney Stones
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Interstitial Nephritis
  • Cancers - Bladder Cancer
  • Cancers - Cancer Pathology
  • Cancers - Prostate Cancer
  • Infections
  • Kidneys and Urinary System - Proteinuria
  • Heart and Circulation - Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart and Circulation
  • Cancers
Clinical Interests
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.

Care Philosophy
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.).

Personal Interests
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.

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.

Public Speaking
Yes
As a Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, he lectures medical and dental students, as well as pathology residents and fellows, with several awards for teaching excellence. As an international scholar, he is an Honorary Professor at the Medical School Hipolito Unanue, National University "Federico Villarreal", in Lima, Peru, cofounder and Past-President of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Telesalud y Telemedicina (AITT), cofounder of the Asociación Peruana de Telesalud y Telemedicina, founder and Editor in Chief of the journal "Revista de la AITT (ISSN 2411-3840)," and member of several international scientific committees and editorial boards of pathology journals.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)
Graduate Schools:
  • MD, Academic Programs International (1975)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1975)
  • BSc, Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal (1974)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (1993)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1992)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anatomic and Clinical (1995)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Selective Pathology (1996)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pathology
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