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 at UTHealth McGovern Medical School, where she is an Associate Professor.

Dr. Estrada-Y-Martin has a strong interest in pulmonary pathophysiology during mechanical ventilation, COPD and THC, cortisol and sepsis, pulmonary physiology in patients with systemic sclerosis (GENISOS cohort). 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, American Association for Bronchology and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. 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.

Dr. Estrada-Y-Martin’s clinical interests and practice include interventional bronchoscopy procedures, interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary infections as well as sepsis and cortisol and the pathophysiological effects of mechanical ventilation.  Her research interests include 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.



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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary Diseases
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Critical Care Medicine