A Medical Examiner at the Institute of Forensic Sciences in Lubbock, Texas, Luisa Florez transferred from the United Toxicology in Dallas, Texas.
Luisa Florez formerly was an assistant medical examiner at the Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston, where she performed autopsies, figuring out cause of death especially for crime victims. Further, she collected evidence and testified in court when necessary.
Luisa Florez, MD, belongs to the College of American Pathology, the Texas Medical Association, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.
She graduated from the Universidad del Cauca with her doctor in medicine and completed her pathology residency at Tulane University. Continuing her education, she completed a neuropathology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine.
In 2009, she worked as an assistant medical examiner for Harris County, Texas in the Houston metropolitan area. Primarily, Dr. Florez aided in cause-of-death cases for the county.
Throughout her career in medicine, Luisa Florez has co-produced original research that has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Experimental Hematology. For the latter publication, she co-authored “Erythropoietin, a Hypoxia-regulated Factor, Elicits a Pro-angiogenic Program in Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.”