Alvaro C. Laga, M.D., M.M.Sc.

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Dr. Laga is an associate dermatopathologist and a consultant for infectious disease pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He serves as co-director of the Dermatopathology fellowship program, and was associate director of the Franz Von Lichtenberg Fellowship in Infectious Disease and Molecular Microbiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 2016-2019.  His academic interest focuses on the role of histopathology and tissue- based diagnostics in infectious diseases. He is passionate about promoting excellence and access to anatomic pathology and laboratory services globally.  To this end, he participated in the design and implementation of the Masters of Medicine in Pathology training program in Rwanda, where he dedicates one month per year to teaching and mentoring residents, assisting with the review of cases, and capacity building in Anatomic Pathology in Rwanda since 2013. Dr. Laga has published 66 articles, 19 book chapters and co-edited one book.