Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis is a General Internal Medicine specialist who has devoted her career to providing care, educating providers, and conducting research on HIV. She brings to CAN over 20 years of experience in the public, private, and academic settings.
She is passionate about patient-centered care and outcomes and firmly believes that CAN provides the kind of team environment to provide such care.
She got her medical education from La Salle University Mexican School of Medicine in Mexico City, her postgraduate training at UT Southwestern affiliated hospitals, and later she joined the staff at Parkland Health and Hospital System HIV Services, another UT Southwestern affiliate. There she also became the medical lead for the Women Specialty Center, which she participated in the design and implementation of a medical home for women living with HIV. Simultaneously she served as the Director for the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center. Family reasons led to her move to Florida, joining the University of Florida as an Associate Professor and Medical Co-director of the UF Care, Research and Education Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. This was followed by a move to one of the largest HIV focused private practice, where she became the lead in their dysplasia clinic.
Besides her current position, she is also the Co-Chair for the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Priority area of the State Health Improvement Plan and also Co-Chair for the American Academy of HIV Medicine Florida Steering Team.
She has served in local, state, and national work and advisory groups like the CDC, NIH, AmfAR, and others.