Jose Lucar, MD, is an infectious disease physician and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Medical Faculty Associates. After earning his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, he completed his internal medicine residency training at the Georgetown University Hospital – Washington Hospital Center program in 2014. Two years later, he completed his infectious diseases fellowship at GW. In 2016, he joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a faculty member. There, he also served as the medical director of the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial program and, more recently, as a member of the COVID-19 ID Command Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Lucar has served as an investigator in several COVID-19 treatment and prevention clinical trials. He has also been a collaborator in several research projects with the D.C. Cohort Longitudinal HIV Study group, as well as in an implementation study on how best to integrate an injectable HIV treatment in U.S. health care practices. His areas of clinical interest include mycobacterial infections, HIV and its associated opportunistic infections, COVID-19, and antimicrobial stewardship.