Jorge Rakela, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist (Transplant Hepatologist)
  2. Gastroenterologist
  3. Internist

Departments

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English
  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

Phoenix, Arizona

  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
  11. 1999
    Best Doctors in AmericaWoodward/White, Incorporated
  12. 1998
    Allen G. Redeker Lecture on Viral Hepatitis (Conference: "Treatment of Viral Hepatitis")University of Southern California
  13. 1997
    Carlos E. Rubio Memorial Lecture (Conference: "Treatment of Viral Hepatitis" )University of Puerto Rico
  14. 1997
    Held Memorial Lecture given at Beth Israel Medical CenterConference: "The Course of Chronic Hepatitis B and C, Before and After Liver Transplantation," New York, New York
  15. 1991
    Professor Doctor Hernan Alessandri LectureConference: "New Treatments in Hepatology," Santiago, Chile
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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
    MemberResearch Career Development Subcommittee - Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  5. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Committees
  6. 2009 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Advisory Council, Mayo Clinic Committees
  7. 2006 - 2012
    MemberExecutive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  8. 2004 - 2005
    MemberBoard of Governors, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  9. 2002 - 2012
    ChairDepartment of Internal Medicine
  10. 2001 - 2002
    MemberAdministrative Committee of the Board, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  11. 2001 - 2002
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  12. 2001 - 2002
    MemberMayo Clinic Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  13. 2001 - 2002
    MemberMayo Foundation Committee Proceedings Editorial Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  14. 2000 - 2004
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Hepatitis, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  15. 2000 - 2002
    ChairResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  16. 2000 - 2001
    MemberResearch Committee, American College of Gastroenterology
  17. 1999 - 2002
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  18. 1999 - 2001
    MemberAdministrative Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  19. 1999 - 2001
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  20. 1998 - 2001
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians
  21. 1997 - 2001
    ChairPublications Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  22. 1994 - 1999
    Vice ChairProtocol Review Committee, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  23. 1994 - 1999
    MemberExecutive Committee, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  24. 1994 - 1998
    MemberLiver & Intra-abdominal Organs Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians
  25. 1994 - 1997
    ChairPublications Subcommittee, Liver Surgery and Transplantation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  26. 1994 - 1997
    MemberTransplantation Council, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  27. 1994 - 1996
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Hepatitis, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  28. 1994 - 1996
    MemberNominating Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  29. 1994 - 1996
    MemberAdmissions Committee, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  30. 1994 - 1995
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
  31. 1993 - 1994
    MemberPublication Committee, Liver Surgery & Transplantation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  32. 1993 - 1994
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Liver Transplantation, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  33. 1992 - 1994
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  34. 1991 - 1992
    MemberPractice Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  35. 1990 - 1994
    MemberInfection Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  36. 1989 - 1991
    MemberInternational Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  37. 1988 - 1991
    MemberTraining and Education Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  38. 1988 - 1989
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, Hepatitis, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  39. 1987 - 1991
    MemberPublications Committee, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  40. 1987 - 1988
    MemberLiver Transplantation Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  41. 1986 - 1989
    MemberInternational Liaison Committee, American Gastroenterological Association
  42. 1985 - 1987
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  43.  
    Vice ChairFinance Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  44.  
    MemberAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  45.  
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society
  46.  
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  47.  
    Honorary MemberMexican Society of Internal Medicine
  48.  
    FellowAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  49.  
    MemberSociety of Gastroenterology, Santiago, Chile
  50.  
    MemberSociety of Medicine, Santiago, Chile
  51.  
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of the Liver
  52.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  53.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  54.  
    MemberAmerican Federation for Clinical Research
  55.  
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society
  56.  
    MemberC Committee, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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