Jorge Rakela, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  2. Gastroenterologist
  3. Internist
  1. Hepatitis C
  2. Hepatitis infectious disease
  1. Liver transplant
  • Extrahepatic HCV replication
  • HCV and HIV interaction
  • Development of new therapies of chronic viral hepatitis in immunocompetent as well as transplanted patients
  • Development of bioartificial liver support systems
  • Recurrence of hepatic diseases after transplantation
  1. 1977
    Fellow - Liver Diseases & Gastroenterology Year I-IIIUniversity of Southern California
  2. 1974
    Resident - Internal MedicineUniversity of Chile
  3. 1972
    FellowDepartment of Virology, University of Chile
  4. 1971
    MDSchool of Medicine, University of Chile

Certifications

  1. 2006
    Transplant HepatologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1981
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1980
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Arizona's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  2. 2013
    Invitado Nacional 2013 AwardChilean Society of Gastroenterology
  3. 2012
    Getz Family Research ProfessorshipNamed Professorship Committee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Committees
  4. 2011
    Elected and vested to Mastership at annual meetingAmerican College of Physicians
  5. 2007
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc.
  6. 2003
    Recipient of "Distinguished Investigator Award in Honor of Robert A. Kyle, M.D."Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  7. 2003
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc.
  8. 2001
    2001 Educator of the Year AwardMayo Clinic Arizona Fellows Association
  9. 2001
    Outstanding Contribution as a Member of the Training and Workforce Committee for 2001-2003American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  10. 2001
    Best Doctors in America, 2001-2002Woodward/White, Incorporated
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Professional memberships

  1. 2013 - 2015
    MemberBasic Research Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  2. 2011 - present
    MasterAmerican College of Physicians
  3. 2010 - 2012
    MemberNominating Committee, International Liver Transplantation Society
  4. 2009 - 2012
    ChairAdvisory Council for Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons
  5. 2009 - 2012
    MemberResearch Career Development Subcommittee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Committees
  8. 2006 - 2012
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  9. 2004 - 2005
    MemberBoard of Governors, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  10. 2002 - 2012
    ChairDepartment of Internal Medicine
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Publications

Research activities

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