Dr. Acosta Lara received her initial medical training at Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas with her internship and residency completed at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Acosta Lara served as Chief Resident at the University of Texas Medical Branch after completing her residency training. Dr. Acosta Lara began a clinical and research fellowship at UAB in 2013. Following her fellowship, she joined the UAB faculty in July 2016 as Assistant Professor
Dr. Acosta Lara's research and clinical interests relate to interstitial lung diseases with a particular interest those related to connective tissue diseases. Dr. Acosta has published and presented work on interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis and oxidative stress.