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Carlos Lago-Hernandez, MD

Associate Physician

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Academic Profile

Dr. Lago-Hernandez received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his Internal Medicine residency training at UC San Diego. He subsequently joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at UC San Diego.

As a hospitalist, Dr. Lago-Hernandez, has an interest in quality improvement, disparity in access-to-care (particularly among underserved minorities), and Medical Education. 

Representative Publications

Hypoglycemia after Gastric Bypass Successfully Treated with Calcium Channel Blockers: Two Case Reports 

Lago-Hernandez C*, Ames A*, Grunvald E. Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, UC San Diego. Journal of the Endocrine Society. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1210/js.2019-00097. [* = Share first authorship]

Insurance Status and Disparities in Disease Presentation, Treatment and Outcomes in Men with Germ Cell Tumors

Lago-Hernandez C*, Markt S*, Miller R, Mahal B, Bernard B, Albiges L, Frazier L, Beard C, Wright A, Sweeney C. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School/ Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Cancer. 2016 Aug. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30159 [* = Share first authorship]

A refined risk stratification scheme for clinical stage 1 NSGCT based on evaluation of both embryonal predominance and lymphovascular invasion

Lago-Hernandez C, Feldman H, O'Donnell E, Mahal B, Perez V, Howard S, Cheng SC, Rosenthal M, Beard C, Nguyen P, D'Amico A, Sweeney C. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Ann Oncol. 2015 Jul; 26(7): 1396-401. doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdv180. Epub 2015 Apr 17.

BMI at diagnosis and adverse outcomes among men with malignant testicular germ cell tumors

Sarah C Markt, Rowan Miller, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Laurence Albiges, Brandon David Bernard, Carlos Lago-Hernandez, Stephanie A. Curreri, Alexi A. Wright, Clair Beard, Christopher Sweeney; Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/The Institute of Cancer Research, London, United Kingdom/Massachusetts General Hospital/Institut Gustave Roussy, University of Paris/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital. J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 7; abstr 386)

Association of age 40 and older with adverse outcome in metastatic testicular cancer (TC) 

Rowan Miller, Sarah C Markt, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Brandon David Bernard, Laurence Albiges, Carlos Lago-Hernandez, Stephanie A. Curreri, Clair Beard, Alexi A. Wright, Christopher Sweeney; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health/Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital. J Clin Oncol 33, 2015 (suppl 7; abstr 386)

The Association between Insurance Status and Prostate Cancer Outcomes: Implications for the Affordable Care Act    

Nguyen P, Mahal B, Aizer A, Ziehr D, Hyatt A, Lago-Hernandez C, Chen YW, Choueiri T, Hu J, Sweeney C, Beard C, D'Amico A, Martin N, and Trinh QD. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases 17, 273-279 (September 2014) | doi:10.1038/pcan.2014.23

Racial Disparities in an Aging Population: The Relationship between Age and Race in the Management of African American Men with High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Mahal B, Ziehr D, Aizer A, Hyatt AS, Lago-Hernandez C, Choueiri TK, Elfiky A, Hu J, Sweeney C, Beard C, D'Amico A, Martin N, Kim S, Lathan C, Trinh QD, Nguyen QD. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2014 May 23. pii: S1879-4068(14)00069-1|doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2014.05.001. 

Direct MD Intervention to Improve IMU Downgrading

Martin, LM; Frederick, WJ; Adrid, L; Lago-Hernandez, CA; Montazeri, M.]. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference, 2018. Available at: https://www.shmabstracts.com/abstract/direct-md-intervention-to-improve-imu-downgrading/

Implementation of IMU Triage Criteria

Martin, LM; Frederick, WJ; Adrid, L; Lago-Hernandez, CA; Montazeri, M.]. Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Conference, 2018. Available at: https://www.shmabstracts.com/abstract/implementation-of-imu-triage-criteria/

Awards and Honors

2019 - Excellence in Teaching Award for UCSD 4th-year Medicine Clerkship

2019 - Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism in Medicine Resident Award 

2019  Awarded 1st place at SGIM Clinical Vignette Poster Presentation

I am proud to be a part of UC San Diego Health Hospital Medicine because It drives and enables me to practice quality medicine, contribute to the development and education of medical trainees, and treat a highly diverse population.