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Vazquez, Jose Antonio, MD

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Section Chief of Infectious Diseases
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Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease
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Faculty Title

  • Section Chief and Professor of Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases at Georgia Regents University

Internship

  • Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School

Research

  • Dr Vazquez’s research includes investigation of the epidemiology and management of mucosal candidiasis, invasive candidiasis, as well as the management of systemic fungal infections. His current research focus also involves characterization of polymicrobial biofilms, especially Candida/Staphylococcus and Aspergillus/Pseudomonas. In addition, he has ongoing clinical interests in chronic wound infections, antifungal susceptibility, antifungal resistance mechanisms and the rapid diagnosis of fungal infections.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Philosophy of Care

  • GRHealth is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

In addition, he is also the Chief of the Antimicrobial Stewardship service at GRHealth and Chair of the IRB at Georgia Regents University. Prior to this, he was Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical System both in Detroit, Michigan
Dr Vazquez earned his medical degree from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. Thereafter, he completed a 3-year Infectious Diseases fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr Vazquez is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, American Society for Microbiology, HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Disease Society of America, International AIDS Society, International Society for Infectious Diseases, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, among others. He is a Co-PI on an NIH grant evaluating the oral microbiome of HIV-positive subjects. Dr Vazquez has written numerous papers, abstracts, case reports, and book chapters on various Infectious Disease topics, especially in the area of mycology.
Dr Vazquez’s research includes investigation of the epidemiology and management of mucosal candidiasis, invasive candidiasis, as well as the management of systemic fungal infections. His current research focus also involves characterization of polymicrobial biofilms, especially Candida/Staphylococcus and Aspergillus/Pseudomonas. In addition, he has ongoing clinical interests in chronic wound infections, antifungal susceptibility, antifungal resistance mechanisms and the rapid diagnosis of fungal infections.