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Thomas Giordano, M.D., M.P.H.


Program Chief, Clinical Effectiveness & Population Health Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Chief of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Medical Director of HIV Services and the Thomas Street Health Center, Harris Health System, Houston




Research Interests

  • Adherence and retention in HIV care
  • Ways to improve the effectiveness of the treatment of HIV/AIDS
  • Clinical epidemiology of HIV, hepatitis C infection, and HIV/hepatitis C co-infection
  • Racial disparity in outcomes in persons with HIV/AIDS


  • B.S., John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • M.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • M.P.H., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
  • Internship/Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Awards and Activities

  • One of the top 2% of scientists most frequently cited worldwide by PLoS Biology, 2021
  • Member, US Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, 2014-2022
  • Member, National Institutes of Health, Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS (BSCH) Study Section, 2012-2018
  • Committee Member, United States Food and Drug Administration Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee, 2011-2014

Dr. Giordano's PubMed Link *

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