Hector R. Cajigas, M.D.

  1. Critical Care Specialist
  2. Pulmonologist

Departments

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Dr. Cajigas is a board-certified Pulmonary and Critical Care physician with special interest in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases including Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary embolism, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia and Right heart failure among others. Dr. Cajigas' experience and interest in Pulmonary vascular diseases data since his fellowship at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since the year 2000. He has participated in multiple national and international research trials in the field of pulmonary hypertension. Before joining Mayo Clinic, Dr. Cajigas directed the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and subsequently became Associate Division Head at Northwestern University, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and practiced in the Pulmonary Hypertension Program. Dr. Cajigas has been recognized by peers, residents and students as an outstanding teacher and clinician. He is always interested in patient's understanding and collaboration in their complex care.

  • Assessment and management of patients with pulmonary hypertension
  • Assessment and management of patients with pulmonary vascular diseases in general
  • Participation in clinical research trials in pulmonary vascular disease
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1.  
    Post-GradNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  2.  
    Post-GradMichael Reese Hospital
  3.  
    MDSchool of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Certifications

  1. 2003
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2002
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 2000
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Outstanding Teacher Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  2. 2015
    Valedictorian Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Medical School
  3. 2015
    Best Teacher Award-Pulmonary and Critical Care FellowshipHenry Ford Hospital
  4. 2012
    Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Henry Ford Hospital
  5. 2011
    Top Doc of Respiratory Diseases 20011, 2013, 2014Hour Magazine Detroit
  6. 2010
    Best Internal Medicine Residency Faculty Teaching AwardHenry Ford Hospital
  7. 2007
    Ultimate Doc Award-Critical Care NursingHenry Ford Hospital
  8. 2002
    Finalist-Cecile Lehman Young Investigator AwardAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  9. 2002
    Travel Minority AwardAmerican Thoracic Society
  10. 2000
    Robert A. Weinstein Award-Resident Teacher of the YearUniversity of Illinois Medical Center
  11. 1998
    Best Intern Award- Chicago Residency ProgramUniversity of Illinois Medical Center

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Member and FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberPulmonary Hypertension Association
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational PH Conference and Scientific Sessions
  4. 2018
    Co-DirectorAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  5. 2017 - present
    Principle InvestigatorNorthwestern University
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Thoracic Society
  7. 2016 - present
    Course DirectorNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  8. 2015 - present
    Co-DirectorAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  9. 2015 - 2019
    Steering Committee MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians