Catalina Sanchez Alvarez

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: MD-RHEUMATOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-8200

About Catalina Sanchez Alvarez

Catalina Sanchez-Alvarez, MD, is an assistant professor within the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez received her medical degree from CES University School of Medicine in Medellin Colombia. She then completed internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL., and a rheumatology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical and research interests in rheumatology include vasculitis, myositis, connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease, osteoporosis, and ultrasound-guided procedures. Dr. Sanchez is fluent in both English and Spanish and is certified to provide care as a Spanish interpreter.

Accomplishments

Best Original Research – Internal Medicine Research Week
2018 · Mayo Clinic
Golden Apple Teaching Award – Selected by Internal Medicine Residents
2018 · Mayo Clinic
Quality Improvement – Gold Project Credit
2018 · Mayo Clinic
Above and Beyond Teamwork Award for Excellence
2016 · Mayo Clinic

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Rheumatology
Areas of Interest
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Myositis
  • Necrotizing vasculitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyositis – adult
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6287-2213

Areas of Interest
  • Vasculitis

Publications

2021
28-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Vertigo, Syncope, and Progressive Memory Impairment
Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 96(5):1309-1314 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.08.052.
2021
Antirheumatic Disease Therapies for the Treatment of COVID‐19: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
Arthritis & Rheumatology. 73(1):36-47 [DOI] 10.1002/art.41469. [PMID] 32741139.
2021
Prevalence of Takayasu Arteritis: A Population-based Study
The Journal of Rheumatology. 48(6):952-952 [DOI] 10.3899/jrheum.201463. [PMID] 33589549.
2021
Type II cryoglobulinemic vasculitis in the setting of MALT lymphoma
BMJ Case Reports. 14(1) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-236267. [PMID] 33436357.
2020
Clinical and Radiographic Features of Giant Cell Arteritis With Intracranial Involvement
ACR Open Rheumatology. [DOI] 10.1002/acr2.11161. [PMID] 32697426.
2020
Disease progression of Takayasu arteritis in two patients treated with tocilizumab.
Annals of the rheumatic diseases. 79(2) [DOI] 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214642. [PMID] 30530823.
2020
MOG-IgG myelitis coexisting with systemic lupus erythematosus in the post-partum setting.
Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England). 26(8):997-1000 [DOI] 10.1177/1352458519872895. [PMID] 31621483.
2020
Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis: the Mayo Clinic experience (1980–2017)
Rheumatology. 59(8):1898-1905 [DOI] 10.1093/rheumatology/kez555.
2019
Demographic, Clinical, and Radiologic Characteristics of a Cohort of Patients with Takayasu Arteritis
The American Journal of Medicine. 132(5):647-651 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.12.017.
2018
A Case of Impending Cardiac Tamponade Caused by Effusive Constrictive Pericarditis
Archives of Clinical and Medical Case Reports. 2(5):157-161 [DOI] 10.26502/acmcr.96550038.
2018
Recurrent Syncope, a Clue in Amyloid Cardiomyopathy.
Case reports in medicine. 2018 [DOI] 10.1155/2018/1864962. [PMID] 29559999.
2017
54-Year-Old Woman With Progressive Dyspnea on Exertion and Syncopal Episodes.
Mayo Clinic proceedings. 92(7):1113-1117 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.10.021. [PMID] 28599747.
2017
IgG4 Isolated Retroperitoneal Fibrosis and Aneurysmal Periaortitis
The American Journal of Medicine. 130(12):e521-e524 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.08.017.
2017
Reducing unnecessary testing: an intervention to improve resident ordering practices.
Postgraduate medical journal. 93(1102):476-479 [DOI] 10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134513. [PMID] 28104806.
2014
Renal sympathetic denervation in the treatment of resistant hypertension
The Yale journal of biology and medicine. 87(4):527-535
2012
Epidemiología del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana en usuarios de drogas inyectables (Epidemiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus in drug users)
CES Salud Pública.
2012
Estrategias de intervención para disminuir la incidencia de VIH en usuarios de drogas intravenosas (Intervention strategies to reduce the impact of HIV in intravenous drug users)
CES Salud Pública.
2012
Factores de riesgo y métodos de transmisión de la infección por el virus de la Inmunodeficiencia Humana. (Risk factors and transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
CES Salud Pública.
2012
Incidence of Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in patients with AIDS in La Maria Hospital, in Medellin during 2008-2009
Journal of Infection. 16(3):23-30 [DOI] 10.1016/S0123-9392(12)70023-1.
2012
PTA for Upper Limb Ischemia and Giant-Cell Arteritis
Endovascular Today. 11(9):33-38
2011
The role of gene therapy for critical limb ischemia
Endovascular Today. 10(8):70-72

Education

Fellowship, Rheumatology
2020 · Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency, Internal Medicine
2018 · Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Medical Degree
2012 · CES University School of Medicine

Contact Details

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