A Clinic that is both efficient and experienced. For those who push the boundaries of what it means to learn. A place where people matter and serious work is done.

We are the High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute IPPA. in La Paz, Bolivia.

We are the first high altitude clinic in the world 3500m, created in July 9th, 1970 (nearly half a century of experience). We are committed to giving you first rate medical care for high altitude sickness when arriving to La Paz.

Man at high altitude. Explore our blog

Chronic Hypoxia Symposium 7

FEB 23, 2019. Sign up for our forthcoming Symposium. A unique and special conference with world impact.


We are the top high altitude clinic

Since our creation in 1970, we have evolved to become the most experienced and prestigious medical center dealing with high altitude medical care. Our leading edge technology, our kind physicians, our extensive knowledge and our efficient support team, will make your visit to La Paz, a pleasant and memorable experience.

Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo

The Mountain Guru

Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo

Our founding father, innovative, extraordinary human being that created a new school of thought

a true revolutionary genius

“He changed the view of hypoxia (low oxygen in the body). He proposed that man can live on the summit of Mt. Everest.”

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Poul-Erik Paulev

IPPA Scientist

Prof. Poul-Erik Paulev

Great Danish Physiologist from the University of Copenhagen

The high altitude diving laboratory at IPPA

“He worked with our director Prof. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja on diving tables at high altitude”

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