Maria I. Vazquez Roque, M.D., M.S.

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Internist

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

EnglishSpanish

Maria Vazquez Roque, M.D., MSc, is from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico with honors. In 2003, she completed her medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. During her residency she pursued a Master's Degree in Biomedical Sciences in clinical research at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School in Rochester, Minnesota under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Camilleri. She completed her Master's degree in 2006 and defended her thesis on gastric sensory and motor functions in obesity in 2007. In 2008 she finished her internal medicine residency in Puerto Rico. She then pursued a Gastroenterology fellowship in the NIH training grant at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota. During her training, she participated in research studies in functional GI disorders, IBS, and gluten related disorders.

After graduating from GI fellowship, she began to work in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic Florida in April 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. She also supports the clinical practice as the Associate Chair for the Outpatient Practice for the Department of Medicine, Medical Director for Accreditation and Supply Chain for Mayo Clinic Florida. She championed and developed the Fecal Microbiota Transplant program at the Mayo Clinic Florida campus for patients who suffer from recurrent episodes of Clostridium difficile infection and to date has conducted over 200 procedures with success. She is currently actively participating in research studies evaluating the role of the gut microbiome in immunotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitor colitis.

  1. C. difficile infection
  2. Celiac disease
  3. Constipation
  4. Fecal incontinence
  5. Malabsorption syndrome
  6. Pelvic floor dysfunction
  7. Recurrent infection
  8. Scleroderma
  1. Argon plasma coagulation
  2. Capsule endoscopy
  3. Colonoscopy
  4. Esophageal dilatation
  5. Fecal transplant
  6. GI motility test
  7. Laryngeal Botox injection
  8. Upper endoscopy
  • Motility disorders
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Slow transit constipation
  • Celiac Disease
  • C-difficile
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT)
  1. 2011
    FellowDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2008
    ResidentUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  3. 2006
    MS - Biomedical Sciences - Clinical ResearchMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2004
    Internship - Internal MedicineUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  5. 2003
    MDUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
  6. 1999
    BS - BiologyUniversity of Puerto Rico

Certifications

  1. 2011
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Accelerating Diversity in the Leadership Pipeline: Cohort GroupMayo Clinic
  2. 2017
    Accelerate Program for Advancing Women and Minorities in LeadershipMayo Clinic
  3. 2014
    Ray Clouse AwardRome Foundation
  4. 2010
    Young Investigator Travel AwardAmerican Neurogastroenterology Motility Society
  5. 2006
    Young Investigator AwardJoint International Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting
  6. 2003
    Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau AwardUniversity of Puerto Rico School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    ChairFlorida Accreditation Subcommittee
  2. 2019 - present
    Mayo Jacksonville Physician ChairGI Supply and Technology Team, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberMedical Device Sterilization and Disinfection Oversight Group
  4. 2017
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2016 - present
    Mayo Jacksonville Physician MemberMayo Clinic Gastroenterology Specialty Council
  6. 2015 - 2019
    MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee
  7. 2015 - present
    ChairEndoscopy Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 2015 - present
    Mayo Jacksonville Physician MemberGI Supply and Technology Team, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Specialty Council, Mayo Clinic Specialty Council
  9. 2014 - 2016
    MemberEndoscopy Review Committee
  10. 2014 - 2015
    MemberEndoscopy Committee, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine
  11. 2013 - 2014
    MemberClinical Research Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida Committees
  12. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  13. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  14. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Gastroenterology
  15. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Gastroenterological Association

Publications

Research activities

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