Gonzalo Labarca MD, FACP, is an Instructor in Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Labarca is a physician-scientist with a research focus on investigating pathways that modulate the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and worse health outcomes, as well as evidence-based medicine in Sleep Medicine.
He received his MD from the University of Desarrollo, Chile, in 2012 and performed Internal Medicine residency training at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. After five years of clinical practice and as academic coordinator of the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Concepcion, Chile. He enrolled in a T32 Research training program in Sleep, circadian, and Respiratory Neurobiology at Sleep Medicine Division, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Labarca serves as associate Editor for ARS Medical, Chilean Journal of Respiratory Diseases, Guest Editor for Frontiers in Medicine/ Respiratory Medicine, and a peer reviewer in several Q1 journals. He is also an active member of the Chilean society of respiratory diseases, the American College of Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. To facilitate professional development, he advocates for Latino/Hispanic representation in sleep medicine.
He has received numerous awards, including Best Medical student in 2010, the Chilean Society of Respiratory Medicine (SER Chile) award, Awarded as a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Latin American Association of thorax (ALAT) research scholar award, Medical Society of Santiago (SMS) Research Award, Best publication in Chile during 2020 award, Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology assembly/American Thoracic Society scholarship award.
Dr. Labarca has over 100 publications, including the author of original investigations, reviews, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, international consensus, editorials, and chapters in high-impact journals such as The Lancet of Respiratory Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine Reviews, SLEEP, Chest, and European Respiratory Journal. He is involved in media relations to increase awareness of sleep disorders, has appeared on numerous national news broadcasts, and has been an invited lecturer on a national and international level.