Clinical Case of the Month Section EditorFred A. Lopez, MD, FACP
Dr. Lopez is the Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is also Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at the LSU School of Medicine. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Lopez received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in Stanford, CA and his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and a graduate of the Honors Program. He then pursued postgraduate medical training at Stanford University where he was an intern, resident and chief resident in Internal Medicine and a fellow in Infectious Diseases. Board certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine, he joined the faculty at LSU in 1998.
He is on the editorial board of several journals and has written more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, and commentaries. He is co-editor of the textbook entitled, Infectious Diseases: Emergency Department Diagnosis & Management. A committed educator, Dr. Lopez is a founding member and Teaching Scholar in the LSUHSC Academy for the Advancement of Educational Scholarship. His teaching and mentoring efforts have been recognized at both Stanford University and the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.