Associate Professor, Director of Medical Education, Medical Director, ID Faculty Group Practice
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn is an associate professor in the section of infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, where she is the medical director for the Infectious Diseases Faculty Group Practice. Her secondary appointment is with the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor, where she serves as director of medical education and director of the Tropical Medicine Clinic at Harris Health. She received her M.D. from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala and later did her internal medicine residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. She completed her fellowship training in infectious diseases and HIV medicine at Case Western University in Cleveland, OH and received Diploma Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Woc-Colburn joined Baylor College of Medicine in 2010 to start the HIV/AIDS transition service at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital. After successfully running the HIV/AIDS service, she was asked to help with the educational initiatives of the National School of Tropical Medicine as director of medical education. Later, she started the first tropical medicine clinic at the Harris Health System. Since coming to Baylor, she has received several institutional awards: Rising Star and Star Clinical Award for clinical work and Norton Rose Fulbright Award in teaching and evaluation for education.
She has been involved in the creation of the Faculty Senate, first with the Clinical Faculty Input Committee and as a senator for the National School of Tropical Medicine. Currently, she serves as the chair-elect. Her passion is to educate the next generation in the art of medicine and infectious diseases.
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