Trained in both critical care and infectious diseases, Dr. Luis Shimose can be seen rounding on the ID consult team, seeing patients in the clinic, or staffing the medical ICU. Here, Dr. Shimose shares about his path to Mississippi and what he loves most about UMMC.

What is your professional background?

I went to medical school at Universidad San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru. Then I moved to Miami were I did my residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami. I decided to stay in Miami to complete my infectious disease fellowship. Finally, I moved to Ohio to do my fellowship in critical care medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Tell us about what you do at UMMC.

I consider myself mainly a clinician. I am lucky enough that I have the chance to spend my clinical time in the two sub-specialties that I love. I spend half of my time with the inpatient consult services with the infectious diseases team and the other half in the medical ICU. My continuity clinic is a general ID clinic at the pavilion.

What advice would you give to someone pursuing medicine today?

The past couple of years have been rough for everyone in healthcare due to the pandemic. Despite all of the difficulties/ limitations during your training, always try to bring up the best from each moment.

What do you like most about UMMC?

Definitely it has to be its patient population. Patients from so many different backgrounds that come here when they are most vulnerable requiring the highest level of care in the state. I feel challenged and humbled every day when caring for these patients. I always joke with the trainees I work with and tell them that they will never get “bored” while working at UMMC when referring to the complexity and variety of cases they see here.

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know.

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I am the first physician in my family. I have two babies at home, the older one is a four year old coonhound and the younger is my daughter Sofia who is 2.5 years old. Despite me and my wife went to the same medical school and lived in the same neighborhood in Lima, we met in Miami during residency. How small is the world?

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