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Alvaro Rodriguez Roa

Medical Doctor- American Board in Obesity Medicine

Clinical Rotation in USA

University of  Miami

Department of Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases Division  HIV/AIDS

Jackson Memorial Hospital

Miami Florida

University of Texas-School of Medicine

Texas Medical Center

MD anderson Cancer Center

Division of Breast Medical Oncology

Houston Texas

Honorable Mentions

Best intern 1970

Colombia Military Hospital

Bogotá Colombia

Best Medical Classmate 1971

Falculty of Medicine - National University of Colombia


Republic of Colombia Congressman 

Representing Black and Indian Minorities from Choco.


1982 - 1986

Member of Scientific Societies 

American Fertility Society,Fellow of

Colombian Society of Fertility and Sterility,Founding Member

Colombian Association of Public Health Physicians, Fellow of

Colombian Society of Medical Ultrasonographers - Founding Member

Kaplan Medical Honor Society, In recognition of the highest scores of the USMLE in USA

Colombian Society of General Practitioners, Fellow of

Scientific Plublications

“IN VITRO fertilization techniques” Bruce Downing-Alvaro Roa Rodriguez  1 Book

The Royal Womens Hospital


Medico Nuevo Publisher

ISBN 958-95142-0-0

First Edition 1987

Multiple publications in medical journals indexed by Colombia on Family Medicine and Public Health

Language Fluency



Reading, listening to music, meeting with colleagues, family and friends.


Available when required

Post Graduate Studies

Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

National Institutes of Health, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Clinical Research

National Institutes of Health, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland USA.

Clinical Endocrinology in Gynecology

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts USA.

Family Planning and Population Studies

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Workshop in Endosonography in Gynecology

Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Miami, Florida USA.

Palliative Care in Breast Cancer Patients

National Cancer Institute of Colombia – Tumor Institute of Milan Bogota, Colombia.

Breast Cancer

National Cancer Institute of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

Breast Cancer

European School of Oncology, Institute Carlos Ardila Lule – Colombian League Against Cancer

Cellular and Molecular Biology

National University of Colombia  Medical School, Bogota, Colombia.

Seminar on Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases, Bogota, Colombia.

New Strategies in Lung Protection

Colombian Society of  Pneumology, Bogota, Colombia.

Main factors in Fertility and Infertility

El Bosque University Medical School, Bogota, Colombia.

Colposcopy and Cryosurgery

Colombian Society of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, Bogota, Colombia.

Basic science research in Medicine Techniques

Colegio Mayor del Rosario, Faculty of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia.

Postgraduate Course in Perinatal Medicine

Perinatal Resources Inc. Orlando, Florida,  USA.

Ultrasound Diagnosis in Gynecology and Obstetrics

Javeriana University School of Medicine, Clinica David Restrepo, Bogota, Colombia.

Mollecular Biology and Biotechnology

De la Sabana University  Medical School, Chia, Colombia.


july 2004June 2006

American Board In Obesity

Jan 1975Jan 1976

Master in Public Health

National University of Colombia- School of Medicine
Jan 1964Mar 1971

Doctor of Medicine

National University of Colombia- Medical School

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Family Physician

Private Practice-Private Medical Office

Private Practice in family medicine.

May 2006Nov 2007


Doctors Without Borders

Performing Gynecology and obstetrics ultrasound  at Hospital San Francisco de Asis Quibdo.  Humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. -Non formal contract. 

Jan 1979Dec 2005

Family Physician

Private Practice Office

Consulting as a family physician in private practice.

Jan 1997Nov 1998

Genetics Professor

Faculty of Medicine-National University of Colombia

Assistant Professor of Genetics at the School of Medicine at National University of Colombia. 

Apr 1997Oct 1997

Public Health Regional Director

Choco Health Department

Heading public health activities in a vast jungle region of Colombia.

Carrying out Maternal and Child Health Programs, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Cholera and Dengue.

Feb 1975Jun 1979

Health Care Department Chief

Colombia Health Ministry Office

Leading the Maternal and Child Health activities in all the country of Colombia South America

Jan 1974Jan 1975

Demography Professor

School of Public Health, University of Antioquia

Professor of Demography, applied to public health, for Public Health Master Students at Antioquia University.

Jan 1974Jan 1975

Health Department Director

Choco State Dept of Health

Leading health activities in a tropical region in Colombia.

Particularly maternal and child health activities, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Dengue, Cholera, etc. 

Apr 1971Dec 1973

Colombian Association of Medical School

Assessing Colombian doctors skills and curriculum with foreign medical studies, who want to practice in the country.



United States Medical License Examination Step 2


United States Medical License Examination Step 1


Educational Commision for Foreign Medical Graduates
Nov 2003Present


Proficiency Test in English


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