Diego P. Peralta, MD
Primary LocationInternal Medicine 4801 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone (915) 215-5200
Medical School: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
- University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at the Permian Basin
- American Board Internal Medicine (Sub: Infectious Disease)
Dr. Peralta is originally from Ecuador. He obtained his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in 2002. After graduation, he spent time as a volunteer at the local Health Department and finally decided to move to the United States in 2003. Once in the U.S., he volunteered and worked as a medical assistant at private offices, underserved clinics, and Ben Taub General hospital in the greater Houston area. In 2011, he finished his Internal Medicine training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - Permian Basin campus. He stayed until 2013 working as an Assistant Professor in the Internal Medicine department. Those years as a faculty made Dr. Peralta realize the complexity of medical education, its challenges and continuous changes, and the need of continuous knowledge acquisition. Therefore, he attended the ABIM Faculty Development Course in Evaluation of Clinical Competence at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to reinforce his educator skills. While working at the Permian Basin, an interest for bugs and infections emerged. He decided to pursue formal training and moved to Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Peralta had his Infectious Diseases & Global Health fellowship training at University of Florida College of Medicine (Go Gators!). He graduated from fellowship in June 2015 and decided to return to Texas to continue his academic career. He joined Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso in August 2015 at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. He is part of the Infectious Diseases division in the department of Internal Medicine.
Joint and bone infections. HIV/AIDS. Skin and soft tissue infections. Device-associated infections. Tick-borne infections. Sexually transmitted infections. Multi-drug resistant infections. Endovascular infections. Central nervous system infections. Urinary tract infections. Clostridium difficile infections.
- University Medical Center of El Paso
- Hiv/aids. multidrug resistant microorganisms. joint and bone infections. endovascular infections.
- Hiv-related anal dysplasia in msm population. hiv/aids in minority groups. device-related infections. bacterial biofilm formation. medical education. causes of decline in applicants for infectious diseases.