Rodolfo A Estrada, MD
Dr. Rodolfo A. Estrada, MD FCCP is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, specialized in Pulmonary and Critical Care. He is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program, as well as the Medicine Thoracic Outpatient Services from the University Health System, a UT Health San Antonio affiliated
institution. Dr. Estrada also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at UT Health San Antonio, where he leads the Clinician Educator Track. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of CHEST Physicians in 2022. Finally, he is part of the UTSA College of Business Executive Development Program (EDP) for Emerging Health Leaders 2022-2023 cohort. Dr. Estrada is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care Medicine.
He completed his undergraduate studies at the Austrian Institute of Guatemala in 2003 and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2010 from the Universidad de San Carlos, in his native country Guatemala. In 2016, he completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine / Jacobi in the Bronx, NY; followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at UT Health San Antonio TX, completed in 2019. He is an active member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
His areas of interest include pulmonary hypertension, systems and teamwork optimization, medical innovation, health equality, and medical education.
- 2019 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Critical Care Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2018 - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Pulmonary Diseases - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 2016 - Residency - Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Jacobi Medical Center
- 2014 - Internship - Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Jacobi Medical Center
- 2010 - MD - Medicine - Medicine
- 2003 - BS - Instituto Austriaco Guatemalteco
Fellow, American College of CHEST Physicians 2022
Fellow of the Year, UT Health San Antonio 2019
Best Ambulatory Housestaff Award PGY3, Jacobi Medical Center 2016
Teaching Star Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2015-2016
Best Housestaff Award PGY2 Jacobi Medical Center 2015
Davidoff Society Honors Award for Outstanding Teaching, Jacobi Medical Center 2014
National Council of Science & Technology Grant, Guatemala 2010
- 2022 - Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program - UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
- 2022 - Medical Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program - University Health System, San Antonio TX
- 2019 - Staff Physician - South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division, San Antonio TX
- 2019 - Staff Physician - University Health System, San Antonio TX
- 2019 - mEDICAL Director of Outpatient Pulmonary Medicine - Robert B. Green Campus, University Health System, San Antonio TX
- 2019 - Assistant Professor/Clinical - UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio TX
Research & Grants
My research interest have span between appropriate resource utilization. Initial work done on antibiotic stewardship model implementation and analysis of outcomes, and more recently on health disparities in pulmonary hypertension, particularly on the Hispanic population of South Texas.
Reyes FM, Hache-Marliere M, Karamanis D, Berto CG, Estrada RA, Langston M, Ntaios G, Gulani P, Shah CD, Palaiodimos L. Assessment of the Association of COPD and Asthma with In-Hospital Mortality in Patients with COVID-19. A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-Regression Analysis. J Clin Med. 2021 May 13;10(10):2087. doi: 10.3390/jcm10102087. PMID: 34068023; PMCID: PMC8152460.
Adams SG, Estrada RA. Is Age Just a "Number" When Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Triple- Inhaled Therapy in COPD? Chest. 2021 Mar;159(3):895-896. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.10.022. PMID: 33678268.
Estrada RA, Peters J, Soni N, Ong P. Pneumothorax (in press). In: Fishman AP, Elias JA, Fishman JA, Grippi MA, Kaiser LR, Senior RM. Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 6th edition (in press). NY: McGraw Hill, 2021.
Romero J, Estrada RA, Holmes A, Goodman-Meza D, Diaz JC, Briceño D, Kumar S, Baldinger SH, Valencia CR, Roth N, Fisher JD, Gross J, Krumerman A, Ferrick K, Kim S, Piña IL, Garcia M, Di Biase L. Atrial fibrillation inducibility during cavo-tricuspid isthmus dependent atrial flutter ablation for the prediction of clinical atrial fibrillation. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Aug 1;240:246-250. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.01.131. PMID: 28606678.
Farnam JL, Smith BC, Johnson BR, Estrada RA, Edelman TL, Farah R, Cressman EN. Thermochemical ablation in an ex-vivo porcine liver model using acetic acid and sodium hydroxide: proof of concept. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Oct;21(10):1573-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2010.06.012. PMID: 20801679.
Estrada RA, et al. National Food Safety Survey. Medical School Graduation Thesis – Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala. May 2010. http://biblioteca.usac.edu.gt/tesis/05/05_8683.pdf.
Thermochemical ablation in an ex-vivo porcine liver model using acetic acid and sodium hydroxide: proof of concept. Farnam JL, Smith BC, Johnson BR, Estrada R., Edelman TL, Farah R, Cressman EN. 2010 Oct
In vivo cooperative effects of urea and ethanol for chemical ablation of tissue. Hakkola J, Estrada R, Hennings L, Cressman E. 2013 April
Atrial Fibrillation Inducibility During Cavo-Tricuspid Isthmus Dependent Atrial Flutter Ablation for the Prediction of Clinical Atrial Fibrillation. Romero, Jorge; Estrada, Rodolfo; Holmes, Anthony; Goodman-
Meza, David; Diaz, Juan Carlos; Briceño, David; Kumar, Saurabh; Baldinger, Samuel H; Valencia, Carolina R; Roth, Norman; Fisher, John D; Gross, Jay; Krumerman, Andrew; Ferrick, Kevin; Kim, Soo;
Piña, Ileana L; Garcia, Mario; Di Biase, Luigi. 2017 Aug
QRS Scoring System for Early Estimation of Myocardial Infarct Size. Can This Score Accurately Predict Ejection Fraction at 3 months and the need for early AICD Implantation? Jorge Romero, Rodolfo A.
Estrada, Nidhish Tiwari, Anthony A Holmes, Akbar Ahmed, Eric Manheimer, Mario J Garcia. 2014 November
Utilization of FRAX in an ethnically diverse urban population in predicting future fracture risk. David Goodman-Meza, Rodolfo A. Estrada, Temiola Onabanjo, Julia Shih, Michail Alevizos, Jounghyun Ko, M
Haider Ali. 2014 May
Just Scratching the Surface. Rodolfo A. Estrada, Tamara Simpson. 2017 May
Severe Dyspnea: A Bone of Contention. Rodolfo A. Estrada, Diego J. Maselli, Jay Peters. 2017 May
Straw-ing for air. Rodolfo A. Estrada, Maria Velez. 2017 May
Pilot Study on Healthy Volunteers to Investigate the Implications of Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure Applied Via a Full-Face Mask on Capnographic Parameters and Subject Comfort Level. Rodolfo A.
Estrada, Richard Wettstein, Ruben Restrepo, Luis Reyes, Jay Peters. 2017 Nov
A Stepwise Approach Using Nares MRSA PCR Test to Prevent Overuse of Vancomycin in CAP Patients Admitted to ICU. R. Estrada Anzueto, D. Villafuerte, J. Villalpando, K. Echevarria, K. Morneau, T.
Hopkins, E. Walter, A. Anzueto, M. I. Restrepo. 2019 May
Vancomycin Utilization for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Patients Admitted to MICU. R. Estrada Anzueto, D. Villafuerte, J. Villalpando, K. Echevarria, K. Morneau, T. Hopkins, E. Walter, A. Anzueto, M.
I. Restrepo. 2019 May