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About Dr. Luis Mesa, MD – Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Doctor in Aventura, FL

Dr. Luis Mesa, MD offers a wide range of services that includes general pulmonary medicine, pleural disease treatments, sleep medicine, internal medicine, and critical care medicine. Please give us a call today or simply request an appointment online!

Luis J. Mesa, MD, FCCP, FAASM
Luis J. Mesa, MD, FCCP, FAASM


Physician, currently in private medical group.
Practicing Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine,
Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine.



Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
University of Missouri-Kansas City
July 1998 -June 2001

Internal Medicine
Internship and Residency
University of Missouri-Kansas City
July 2001 -June 1998


Physician and Surgeon
Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud,C.E.S.
January 1987-December 1992

Boston University School of Medicine
International Health Exchange Program
July 1991-November 1991

Professional Experience

Current Appointment:

Bernstein & Mesa, MD’s
Private group practice
2007 – Present

Previous Appointments:

Stuart Bernstein, MD, PA
2004 – 2007

Cabot Westside Clinic
2001 -2003

Romaker & Associates, P.C. 4320 Womall Road
2001 – 2003

Hospital Pablo Tobon Uribe
1994 -1995

Centro de Salud Cruz Roja

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
  • Kindred Hospital of Hollywood
  • North Shore Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine:

Internal Medicine
Certified 1998-2008
Recertified 2008 -2018

Sleep Medicine
Certified 2009 – 2019

Pulmonary Medicine
Certified 2000-2010
Recertified 2010 -2020

Critical Care Medicine
Certified 2002-2012
Recertified 2012 -2022

American Board of Sleep Medicine:

Sleep Medicine
Certified 2004 -indefinite

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates:

E.C.F.M.G # 0-436-117-6
March 6, 1995

United States Medical License Examination (U.S.M.L.E)

Part 1:
September 1994
Score 211/85

Part 2:
August 1994
Score 198/81

Part 3:
December 1997
Score 221/88

Medical License

Expiration January 2018

Expiration January 2018

Expiration July 2017

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Association – Member
  • American College of Physicians – Member
  • American Thoracic Society –  Member
  • American Society of Critical Care Medicine – Member
  • American College of Chest Physicians – Fellow
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine – Fellow

Technical Proficiency

  • Ventilator Management
  • Thoracentesis
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Central Venous Catheterization
  • Arterial Line Placement
  • Bronchoscopy with/without biopsy
  • Navigation Bronchoscopy
  • Interpretation of Polysomnography
  • Interpretation of Multiple Sleep Latency Test
  • Interpretation of CPAP Titration Study
  • Interpretation Pulmonary Function Testing

Papers and Publications

Mesa L, Salzman Ff, Marinac J:
Intensive care unit (ICU) admission criteria for patients with diabetic ketoacidosis.
Critical Care Medicine (1998) 26:No.l
(Suppl.) A124
Presented at 27th Society of Critical Care Medicine
Educational and Scientific Symposium
San Antonio, Texas
February 1998

Marine J, Mesa L:
Using a severity of illness Scoring system to assess intensive care unit
Admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis.
Critical Care Medicine 2000; 28: 2238-2241

Mesa L, Herndon B, Molteni A:
Are cytokines Triggering ARDS? Studies in an oleic acid model.
Presented at the American Thoracic Society
2000 Toronto, 96th International Conference. May 2000
Toronto, Ontario


Overcoming Barriers to Health Care for Diabetes
Presented at the Latino Civil Rights Summit
Kansas City, Kansas
October 18, 2002

Awards and Recognitions

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Physician of the Quarter
October 7, 2011

American Medical Association
Physician Recognition Award
July 2001 – July 2004

Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud C.E.S.
Best Graduation Thesis Mesa 1, Gomez L, Mesa R, Moreno A:
Toxic effects in rat’s liver by chronic inhalation
of paste of coca-bas


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