“Listen to my patients, help them as much as I can, look for someone that can help them if I cannot, and never abandon them…”

Dr. Rosa M. Estrada-Y-Martin was awarded her medical degree from The University of San Carlos de Guatemala. She completed two Internal Medicine residency training.  First, in Roosevelt Hospital – The University of San Carlos de Guatemala prior to move to USA and a second residency in Internal Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center – University of Massachusetts, MA. Her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellowship training was at UTHealth.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2000, she joined the Faculty of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, where she is a Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Estrada-Y-Martin has a strong interest in pulmonary pathophysiology during mechanical ventilation, COPD and THC, cortisol and sepsis, and pulmonary mechanics in the morbidly obese. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians, Society of Critical Care Medicine, European Respiratory Society, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and the American Association for Bronchology.

She was the first Woman Chief Resident of Internal Medicine in an academic program in Guatemala. She has received the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award yearly since 2008 and was the recipient of Attending of the Year award in 2012.  In 2016, Dr. Estrada-Y-Martin received the Cheves M. and Isabella C. Smythe Endowed Award for Excellence in Resident Education.

As Medical Director, she leads the Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) & Rare Lung Disease Clinics at UT Physicians Pulmonary Clinic.  She also leads the Pulmonary & Critical Care at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital and the LBJ Outpatient Pulmonary Clinic as Medical Director of each.


Master of Science
Critical Care Medicine, UTHealth School of Public Health
Medical Degree
University of San Carlos de Guatemala
University of San Carlos de Guatemala
University of Massachusetts, Pittsfield, MA
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
  • Rare lung diseases
  • Interventional bronchoscopy procedures
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Sepsis and cortisol
  • Pathophysiological effects of mechanical ventilation

Research Interests

  • Cortisol and sepsis
  • Safety and quality improvement during bronchoscopy
  • COPD and THC
  • Pulmonary function in patients with systemic sclerosis (GENISOS cohort)
  • Pulmonary pathophysiology during mechanical ventilation in sepsis and in patients with morbid obesity