Juan Lertora, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor Clinical Research
Interim Associate Executive Director for Basic Science



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PhD, Pharmacology, Tulane University Graduate School, New Orleans, LA 1974
MD, National University of the Northeast, Faculty of Medicine,
Corrientes, Argentina, 1970


Dr. Lertora was a faculty member at the Clinical Pharmacology Center, Northwestern University School of Medicine (1977-1981), and then led the Section of Clinical Pharmacology as Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine (1981-2006). While at Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Lertora served as Principal Investigator of the Tulane-LSU AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (funded by NIH-NIAID), Program Director of the Tulane-LSU-Charity Hospital General Clinical Research Center (funded by NIH-NCRR), and Institutional Review Board Chairperson. Dr. Lertora joined the NIH Clinical Center in 2006 as Senior Clinician and Director of the Clinical Pharmacology Program and the Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course and served in these roles until his retirement from NIH in 2016. His research has focused on erythropoietin in the anemia of chronic renal disease, cardiovascular pharmacology of beta-adrenergic blocking agents and antiarrhythmic drugs, clinical trials of antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS, pharmacokinetics, drug-drug interactions, and phase I and II clinical trials for drug development.


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