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  • Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
  • For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.

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Francisco La Rosa, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Associate Professor
Clinic 720-848-0000
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Gender: Male
Languages: English, Spanish
Department, Section/Division: Pathology

Practice Locations

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

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

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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.

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
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 90 publications in referee journals and has several Web sites for the teaching of pathology.

Research Interest for Referring Providers
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.

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