Juan Pablo Rodriguez-Auad, MD

Juan Pablo Rodriguez Auad is proud to be able to care for children, the most vulnerable population in his country, through medicine. Infectious disease is one of the most serious threats to the people in his home country of Bolivia.

Dr. Rodriguez-Auad earned his medical degree in 2004 from St. Andrew Major University in La Paz, Bolivia. After graduating, he went on to earn degrees in Pediatrics in 2008 and Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 2010 from Children’s Hospital of Mexico Federico Gomez in Mexico City, Mexico. He also earned a master’s in science degree with honors in 2011 from National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. During this time, he focused on studying dried blood spots to diagnose and detect resistance to HIV infections. Dr. Rodriguez Auad completed the Infection Control Prevention course at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2014.

Dr. Rodriguez-Auad currently works at the Hospital del Niño Ovidio Aliaga Uria in La Paz, Bolivia where he serves as the head of the Infectious Diseases Unit and the Infection Control Committee and is responsible for managing the Pediatric Infectious Diseases residents. His interests include managing patients in the Infectology ward, as well as performing Infectology consultations in other wards. He is also responsible for surveilling and preventing hospital-acquired infections, caring for patients during outpatient consultations, and mentoring Pediatric Infectology residents.

I decided to enter the MSc in Global Child Health to be an agent of change in my country, to deepen my leadership and communication skills in order to be able to improve the health conditions of my country and especially of children,” he says. “The mission of St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital to improve the health of children in all parts of the world is an admirable goal for clinicians across the world. The training at St. Jude is extraordinary since the teachers are very qualified and the ability to learn from colleagues across the globe and learn from them is wonderful.”

Education

MSc - National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (2011)

MD - St. Andrew Major University, La Paz, Bolivia (2004)

Publications

Rodriguez-Auad JP. Overview of Listeria monocytogenes infection. Chilean Journal of Infectology. 35 (6): 649-657, 2018.

Hernandez C, Rodriguez-Auad JP. Congenital Zika virus infection in Bolivia: An underdiagnosed reality. La Paz Medical Magazine, 24 (2), 2018.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Revollo F. Germán Revollo: Activist and Precursor of Environmental Health Research in Bolivia. La Paz Medical Magazine, 24 (2), 2018.

Urquieta-Maldonado M, Rodriguez-Auad JP, Acho O. Incidence of Phlebitis at the Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uria Children's Hospital from August to October 2017, an indicator of quality care. La Paz Medical Magazine, 24 (2), 2018.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Rojas-Montes O, Maldonado-Rodriguez A, Alvarez-Muñoz M, et al. Use of dried plasma spots for HIV-1 viral load determination and drug resistance genotyping in Mexican patients. BioMed Research International.; 2015

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Villalobos R, Luna B, Tamayo L. Glycogenosis: clinical-pathological characterization of the first case described in Bolivia in a pediatric patient. Medical Magazine; 21(2): 40-45, 2015.

Altamirano Bustamante M, Lifshitz Guinzberg A, Rodriguez-Auad JP, Altamirano Bustamante N, et al. Islands Virtues in Medicine. Values and Virtues in Medicine. chap. 7. 1st edition. Mexico. 2014.

Rodriguez-Auad JP. The virtuous doctor. Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 53 1): 1-2, 2014.

Rodriguez-Auad JP. HIV/AIDS infection. Manual of Internal Medicine and Emergencies. Page 185-200. 2nd edition. Bolivia 2014.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Mazzi Gonzales de Prada E. Practical guide for the management of children perinatally exposed to HIV. Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 52(3): 197-201, 2013.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Fabiani Hurtado N. Bordetella pertusis infection in pediatrics a persistent or reemerging disease? Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 52(2): 78-81, 2013.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Nava-Frias M, Casasola-Flores J, Johnson KM, et al. The epidemiology and clinical characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus infection in children at a public pediatric referral hospital in Mexico. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.; 16: e508-e513, 2012.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Duran-Arias LI, Johnson KM, Caniza MA. “Blood culture procedures and results in a pediatric hospital in La Paz, Bolivia: opportunities for improving efficiency and decreasing cost”. Poster Abstracts / American Journal of Infection Control.; 40: e137, 2012.

Rodriguez-Auad JP. The importance of the red reflex. Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 51(2): 88-89, 2012.

Rodriguez-Auad JP. Relationship between medicine and philosophy. Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 51(1): 1-2. 2012.

Rodriguez-Auad JP. Evaluation and management of perinatal exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Journal of the Bolivian Society of Pediatrics.; 50(3): 216-219, 2011.

Rosales Uribe R, Rodriguez-Auad JP. Sexually transmitted diseases. Pediatric Emergency. chap. 69. Federico Gomez Children's Hospital of Mexico. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Mexico 2010.

Romano Mazzotti L, Rodriguez-Auad JP. HIV/AIDS. Pediatric Emergency. chap. 75. Federico Gómez Children's Hospital of Mexico. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Mexico 2010.

Rodriguez-Auad JP, Mitru N. Chronic Pseudotumoral Pancreatitis. Scientific Magazine; 1: 46-49, 2002.