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Joaquin Lado

Joaquin Lado, MD

  • Attending. Endocrinology
  • Division Chief. Endocrinology
  • Professor. Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Join appointment
  • Professor Internal Medicine
  • Attending Physician. Internal Medicine.
  • Associate Professor
Office Phone: 806-743-6835
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410


MD, University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 1985. PhD,University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 1989. Resident Internal Medicine. Hospital Clinic i Provincial. Barcelona. Spain. 1992 Resident Internal Medicine. Hospital Xeral de Galicia. Spain. 1993. Resident Endocrinology and Nutrition. Hospital Xeral de Galicia. Spain. 1994-1996. Specialist (Equivalent to Board Certification) in Endocrinology and Nutrition. MEC. Spain. EU. 1997. Research Associate. Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry. TTUSHC-SOM. Lubbock. TX. USA. 1997-1998. Fellow Endocrinology. U Chicago. USA. 2000-2002. Visitor Schoolar. U Chicago. USA. 2003. Associate Professor. University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Spain. 2002-2008. Tenure since January 2004. Professor of Internal Medicine. TTUHSC. 2009-. Acreditation as Full Professor. Internal Medicine. Endocrinology. Spain. UE. 2011


  • Attending. Endocrinology, Lubbock State School Lubbock, Texas 2009-Present
  • University Medical Center Lubbock 2009-Present
  • Division Chief. Endocrinology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock 2009-Present
  • Professor. Cell Biology and Biochemistry. Join appointment, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock. Texas 2009-Present
  • Professor Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock. Texas 2009-Present

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Fellow-Endocrinology: University of Chicago, 2002
  • Residency-Endocrinology: Hospital General de Galicia, 1996
  • Residency-Endocrinology: Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, 1995
  • Residency-Internal Medicine: Hospital General de Galicia, 1993
  • Residency-Internal Medicine: Hospital Clinic I Provincial, 1992


  • PhD: Santiago de Compostela School of Medicine, 1989
  • MD: Santiago de Compostela, 1985

Selected Publications:

  • Lado, Joaquin January (2015) Thyroid hormones are needed to sustain "inappropriately" normal TSH during non-thyroidal illness syndrome: a clinical observation in severely ill patients with primary hypothyroidism. Neuro endocrinology letters, 36, 1, 41-7.
  • Glynn, N & Kenny, H & Quisenberry, L & Halsall, D & Thompson, C & O'Gorman, D & Lado, Joaquin & Agha, A (2014) Alterations in thyroid hormone levels following growth hormone replacement are incompletely explained by changes in the activity of 5-deiodinase enzymes in subcutaneous fas. Ireland Journal of Medical Sciences.
  • Rivas, A & Mulkey, Zachary & Lado, Joaquin & Yarbrough, Shannon (2014) Diagnosing and managing low serum testosterone Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, 27, 321-324.
  • Rivas, M & Sotello, D & Lado, Joaquin (2014) Primary and secondary endocrinopathies found in a patient with craniopharyngioma The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 348, 534-535.
  • Rivas, Ana Marcella & Rosales, Alvaro & Sotello, David & Lado, Joaquin June (2014) A Case of Thyrotoxicosis Complicated with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy VideoEndocrinology, 1, 2, Video.

Selected Presentations:

  • A case of coexisting diabetes insipidus and cerebral salt wasting syndrome successfully treated with desmopressin and fludrocortisone. New Orleans; 2014.
  • Parathyroid adenoma with severe symptomatic hypercalcemia and impaired kidney function. New Orleans; 2014.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • Neurologic and Autonomic Manifestations of Testosterone Deficiency in Men. 2016-
    Awarded by Private
    in the amount of $60,360

  • Thyroid and Metabolic Diseases Research Laboratory. 2009-
    Awarded by
    in the amount of $60,000

  • Domestic pigs as a model for long-term septic shock -2014
    Awarded by
    in the amount of $20,000
    Research Related
    Awarded by
    in the amount of $20,000
    Research Related
  • Identification of Factors Causing Human Diseases. 2010-2011
    Awarded by
    in the amount of $171,151
    Research Related

Selected Awards:

  • Outstanding Clerkship Educator, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-School of Medicine, 2015.
  • Outstanding Clerkship Educator, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-School of Medicine, 2014.
  • UMC Endowed Chair. The John Buesseler Endowed Chair in Medical Excellence in Endocrinology, University Medical Center, 2014.
  • Dean's Unsung Hero Award, TTUHSC-SOM. Department of Medicine, 2013.
  • Teacher of the Year, TTUHSC-SOM-Department of Internal Medicine Residence Program, 2013.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • GBTC5340 GSBS - Fall 2014
  • Internal Medicine 3rd Year Clerkship - Fall 2014
  • Internal Medicine Residency Subspecialty Conferences - Fall 2014
  • Endocrinology Inpatient Service Rounds - 2014
  • General Internal Medicine Floor Service Rounds - 2014

Selected Directed Student Learning:

  • Directed Individual/Independent Study 2010 - Present
  • Directed Individual/Independent Study 2009 - 2013

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Diabetes Mellitus - 2014
  • Pituitary and Adrenal Gland Disorders - 2014
  • Thyroid Disorders - 2014
  • Endocrinology Diseases - 2014
  • Non-Thyroid Illness Syndrome - 2014
Date last updated: 11/28/2015
Clinical Interests

Endocrinology and Diabetes