Biography

Amneris Esther Luque, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She serves as Medical Director of the HIV Program for the Parkland Health and Hospital System and as Director of the Community Prevention and Intervention Unit in UT Southwestern’s School of Health Professions, which became part of the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2020. She specializes in HIV and other infectious diseases.

Dr. Luque earned her medical degree at the Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, followed by advanced training in infectious diseases through separate fellowships at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the State University of New York at Stony Brook Health Sciences Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Luque joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016. Previously, she served for 22 years at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she was the Director of the HIV Program and a key contributor in the development of clinical guidelines and HIV education initiatives for New York State; during that time she also was an investigator for the National Institutes of Health-sponsored AIDS Clinical Trials Group at the University of Rochester.

The author of numerous research articles and invited national and international lectures, Dr. Luque focuses her current clinical studies on community-based participatory research and implementation trials for HIV disease and general infectious diseases.

She is a member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the American Society for Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Hispanic Medical Association, and the Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - SUNY at Stony Brook Health Sciences Center (1983-1985), Infectious Diseases
  • Fellowship - University of Rochester Medical Center (1982-1983), Infectious Diseases
  • Residency - Universidad Central De Venezuela Luis Razetti (1979-1981), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Universidad De Carabobo (1971-1976)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Venezuelan Society of Infectious Diseases
Honors & Awards
  • Bridging Fellowship in Neuroimaging 2015, University of Rochester's Provost Office
  • Recognition for Leadership in Improving the Health of Hispanics 2008, National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Linda Laubestein Clinical Excellence Award 2002, New York State DOH AIDS Institute
  • NHMA Fellowship at New York University 2000, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
  • Distinguished Physician of the Year 1995, Visiting Nurse Services
  • Overseas Study Scholarship (for Infectious Diseases Fellowship) 1982-1985, Fundacion Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho (Venezuelan Government Program)
  • Fellowship Award to attend Magister Scientiarum Program 1979-1981, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Books & Publications
Research
  • Community-Based Participatory Research/Implementation Trials
  • HIV Disease
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Human Papillomavirus Infection and Disease in Individuals Living with HIV
  • Use of Technology for Patient Activation

Clinical Focus

  • HIV
  • Infectious Disease

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