About Rocio Hurtado, MD

Dr. Hurtado is an Infectious Disease Physician at MGH and the Director of the MGH Mycobacterial Center, which provides multidisciplinary care to patients living with complex mycobacterial diseases including non-tuberculous mycobacteria, tuberculosis and Hansen's disease.  She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at MGH, and an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the combined Harvard program (MGH and Brigham and Women's) including an HIV fellowship.  She has additional training in Tropical Medicine from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, and extensive international experience in the management of Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV-TB coinfection through her work in Peru, South Africa, Ethiopia and Cambodia. From 2005-2014,  she founded and directed the Global Health Program for the Department of Medicine  at MGH.  In addition,  Dr Hurtado  serves as the Technical Advisor to the Global Health Committee with its sentinel sites in Ethiopia and Cambodia since 2010. In addition to her clinical work in Infectious Disease, she is the Primary Course Director of the 2 core Tropical Medicine courses for the Global Infectious Disease Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has trained several generations of ID fellows and established the Advanced Mycobacterial Preceptorship  which has included both pulmonary and ID fellows. In addition, she is a Certified Wellness and Executive coach for physicians with the the MGH Center for Physician Well-being. 

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Mass General Infectious Diseases
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-3906

Medical Education

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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