Luis Parra-Rodriguez, MD

Third Year Fellow

Luis Parra-Rodriguez is currently a third-year fellow. He finished medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine at Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, and residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL.  

Dr. Parra-Rodriguez’s research/interest focuses on HIV medicine, COVID-19, tropical medicine, tuberculosis and neglected infectious diseases. 

Hometown: Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

What made you choose WashU ID? I chose WUSM for fellowship training because of the supportive and diverse staff in the division, the variety of clinical opportunities in such a large hospital system, and the vast amount of research opportunities.

Future Plans: Dr. Parra-Rodriguez’s plans to focus on the longitudinal, high-quality clinical care for people living with HIV, including non-HIV related comorbidities, as well as clinical trials and implementation science research.

Hobbies: My main hobby is music in all its expressions. From enjoying a classical symphony concert, or rocking my guitar with a blues piece, to dancing a traditional salsa or merengue (I wish I could sing though!). I also collect instruments, currently 9 and counting!

  • MD: Central University of Venezuela, School of Medicine, Caracas, Venezuela (2011)
  • Internship in Hospital Medicine: La Trinidad Academic Medical Center, Caracas, Venzuela (2013)
  • Residency: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County , Chicago, IL (2019)
  • Chief Resident: John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County , Chicago, IL (2020)