Luis M. Alvarez, MD, a board-certified intensivist, earned his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru in 2000. From 2000-2002, Dr. Alvarez was in charge of the tuberculosis screening campaign among healthcare workers at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Lima. From 2001-2002, he analyzed the database for trends in drug resistance, failure rates and death rates related to tuberculosis for the Department of Health in Lima. During this time, he was part of a working group tasked with writing the application to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dr. Alvarez then went on to Emory University in Atlanta, where he completed his residency in internal medicine in 2005. He also completed a fellowship in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine at the University of California, San Diego in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Alvarez served as assistant professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. During this time, he was appointed to work at the Clement Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Alvarez served as assistant professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the areas of pulmonary diseases, critical care, allergy and sleep medicine, and internal medicine; and he was appointed to work at University of Miami Hospital.
In 2015, Dr. Alvarez joined Memorial Healthcare System, as an esteemed member of the Memorial Physician Group in the Division of Critical Care Medicine.