Blas Betancourt

Blas Betancourt, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-RHEUMATOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-8200
Business Email: betancourtb@ufl.edu

About Blas Betancourt

Blas Betancourt is a clinical assistant professor in the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology. Dr. Betancourt completed his medical degree at the University of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara in Santa Clara, Cuba. He followed up his degree with a residency in clinical pharmacology and internal medicine, and a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Betancourt is fluent in both English and Spanish and is certified to provide care as a Spanish interpreter.

Accomplishments

Residency Achievement Award: Excellence in Practice Based Learning and Improvement
2016 · Metropolitan Hospital
Bravo Achievement Award
2010 · Bayer Healthcare
National Award in Pharmacoepidemiology
2005-2007 · Cuban Society of Pharmacology
Annual Achievement Award
2005 · Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,- Havana Cuba
Forum of Science and Technology
2003-2004 · Havana Cuba
Annual Achievement Award
2002-2003 · Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology – Havana Cuba

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Rheumatology
Areas of Interest
  • Antinuclear antibody panel
  • Lupus – resources
  • Psoriatic arthritis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7381-6340

Publications

2019
Sarcoidosis Concomitant With Takayasu Arteritis, Identified by Advanced Molecular Imaging.
Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.). 71(6) [DOI] 10.1002/art.40847. [PMID] 30714676.
2018
Pharmacotherapy Pearls in Rheumatology for the Care of Older Adult Patients: Focus on Oral Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and the Newest Small Molecule Inhibitors.
Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America. 44(3):371-391 [DOI] 10.1016/j.rdc.2018.03.010. [PMID] 30001781.
2015
Pulmonary aspergillosis presenting with recurrent haemoptysis.
BMJ case reports. 2015 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2015-211249. [PMID] 26153296.
2009
Intralesional administration of epidermal growth factor-based formulation (Heberprot-P) in chronic diabetic foot ulcer: treatment up to complete wound closure.
International wound journal. 6(1):67-72 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2008.00561.x. [PMID] 19291119.
2008
Management of a hypertensive ulcer with an epidermal growth factor-based formulation.
Journal of wound care. 17(9):380-2 [PMID] 18833895.
2007
Intralesional injections of Citoprot-P (recombinant human epidermal growth factor) in advanced diabetic foot ulcers with risk of amputation.
International wound journal. 4(4):333-43 [PMID] 17953679.
2006
Thrombolysis as first choice therapy in prosthetic heart valve thrombosis. A study of 68 patients.
Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis. 21(2):185-90 [PMID] 16622616.
2005
Pharmacovigilance program to monitor adverse reactions of recombinant streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction.
BMC clinical pharmacology. 5 [PMID] 16262910.
2005
Recombinant streptokinase: evidences from clinical use.
European heart journal. 26(14):1448-9; author reply 1449 [PMID] 15905301.
2004
Angiographic patency study of an albumin-free recombinant streptokinase formulation in acute myocardial infarction.
Journal of pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences : a publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Societe canadienne des sciences pharmaceutiques. 7(3):372-7 [PMID] 15576019.
2003
Streptokinase for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke : towards better strategies.
CNS drugs. 17(5) [PMID] 12665394.

Education

Fellowship – Rheumatology
2018 · National Institute of Health Clinical Center Program
Residency – Internal Medicine
2016 · Metropolitan Hospital Program – New York Medical College
Residency – Clinical Pharmacology
1999 · University of Medical Sciences of Havana
Medical Degree – Medicine
1995 · University of Medical Sciences of Villa Clara – Cuba

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8200
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100221
GAINESVILLE FL 32610