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About Carlos Lago-Hernández, MD
Carlos Lago-Hernández, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, Dr. Lago-Hernández is assigned to patients at the time of admission and provides care only during their hospital stay. He does not see patients at outpatient clinics and is not available for appointments. Upon a patient's hospital discharge, Dr. Lago-Hernández communicates with their regular physician to ensure quality care.
As an academic hospitalist, Dr. Lago-Hernández has a special interest in quality improvement, disparity in access-to-care (particularly among underserved minorities) and medical education. He is proud to be a part of UC San Diego Health hospital medicine because it drives and enables him to practice quality medicine, contribute to the development and education of medical trainees and treat a highly-diverse population.
Joining the Division of Hospital Medicine at UC San Diego in 2019, Dr. Lago-Hernández provides consultations on emergency room patients, as well as those admitted to other inpatient services. He conducts admission for hospital medicine, bone marrow transplant, and cell and regenerative medicine patients. He also coordinates patient transfers and care with other health care facilities, in addition to supervising and training residents and medical students.
Dr. Lago-Hernández completed his residency in internal medicine and internship in emergency medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and his bachelor's degree in biological sciences at University of Puerto Rico. He is board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, and a licensed physician and surgeon. Dr. Lago-Hernández is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Obesity Medicine Association and American Gastroenterological Association. In addition to English, he is fluent in Spanish.
- Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Obesity Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Hospital Medicine