Orlando- Midway Specialty Care Center
The mission of Midway Specialty Care Center, as a not-for-profit clinic, is to provide our patients a comprehensive infectious disease care center, with primary care, and access to behavioral health services, gynecological care and nutritional support. Our dedicated team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists work to provide total patient care with dignity to those living with an infectious disease.
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Jose A Giron, MD FACP
In a mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban minors to the United States between 1960 and 1962, Dr. Jose Giron became a naturalized citizen with the Pedro Pan Operation. Dr. Giron said he didn’t understand as a child, but certainly does today, what a gift it was to come to America and be able to work hard to achieve great things. Orlando Magazine awarded Dr. Giron as one of the “Top Doctors in Orlando” in December 2018.
As a graduate from Yale College with a Bachelor’s of Science, he went on to graduate from the elite Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Giron followed his education with a Residency and then Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, from July 1975 – 1980, working with a team to treat some of the sentinel cases of AIDS in the nation.
Dr. Giron served as the Physician-in-charge, Division of Infectious Diseases, at Queens Hospital Center, affiliation, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, in Jamaica, NY from May 1981 to June 1984. From 1984 to August 1996, Dr. Giron served as the Physician-in-charge, Division of Infectious Diseases at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, in Flushing, NY. During this time, he served as Medical Director for a revolutionary home infusion company, Protocare, Inc. that became Apria, a publicly traded company. In 1983, Dr. Giron started his Private Practice, in Infectious Diseases in Queens County, New York, concentrating on the care of patients with HIV and other unusual disorders. In 1996, as the Director of Medical Affairs, at the Comprehensive Health Care Corporation, in Long Island City, NY, Dr. Giron played a significant role in network development, creating the quality improvement program, and developing preventive health guidelines for physicians to use. In October of 1999, he and his family relocated to Orlando, Florida, working with the Florida ID Group, and later in 2003 set up a thriving Infectious Disease private practice that in 2019 became part of the Midway Specialty Care Center Network of not-for-profit clinics.
During his tenure, Dr. Giron worked on a more than a dozen seminal research projects and clinical trials that shape the way HIV treatment is rendered today. In Previously Health Women with Opportunistic Infection as the Initial Manifestation of an Acquired Cellular Immunodeficiency: Extension of Emerging Syndrome. Ann. Int. Med., 97: 533-539, 1982; Dr. Giron is published in identifying the first set of women with HIV. In, Vevaina, J.R., and Giron, J.A. – AIDS risk and work-up. Acute Care Medicine, April 1985, p.3, the team identifies the first description of an HIV antibody test. In Wong, B., Gold, J.W.M., Brown, A.E., Lange, M., Fried, R., Grieco, M., Mildvan, D., Giron, J.A., et. al. – Central Nervous System Toxoplasmosis in Homosexual Men and Parenteral Drug Abusers. Ann. Int. Med., 100: 36-42, 1984; Dr. Giron worked to describe the Seminole cases of brain Toxoplasmosis in AIDS. And in Prevalence of Antibodies to HTLV-I, II and III in Intravenous Drug Abusers From an AIDS Endemic Region. JAMA, 255: 3133-3137, 1986, Dr. Giron’s research showed the first proof IV drug use spread the AIDS virus. Aside from HIV research, Dr. Giron is an accomplished researcher in Infectious Diseases, publishing more than a dozen articles in topics such as the Pharmacokinetic studies of antibiotics in human subjects, studies of Bacteriology of skin and soft tissue infections in intravenous drug abusers, Study of Etiology of Kaposi’s Sarcoma, the Use of polymerase chain reaction in study of infectious diseases, and the specific polymer for the treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis.
Fluent in Spanish, French, and some Italian, Dr. Giron uses his languages to better communicate with patients the advances being made in medicine. To this day, he marvels at the new research. “The progress with HIV is remarkable in part due to a lot of physicians, scientists and advances in technology like PCR, gene editing and copying. All the advances in molecular biology in the last decade drives this explosion of knowledge. “
“Some clinical trials for HIV, allowed for the advancements uncovered for Hepatitis C, Herpes, and other Infectious Diseases.” Dr. Giron said, “It is now very satisfying to take a person who is very ill with a mystery illness, and bring them back to life. We can give them a normal life.”
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1975
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978
Diplomate, American Board of Infectious Diseases, 1982
Diplomate, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, 1998.
CURRENT SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
Member, New York Academy of Sciences, 1980 — present
Member, American College of Physicians, 1980 — present
Member, Harvard Medical Society of NY, 1980 — present
Member, American Society for Microbiology, 1980 — present
Member, Boylston Society of Harvard Medical School, 1975 — present
Member, New York City Panel on AIDS in Schools appointed by the New York City
Commissioner of Health, December 1985 — 1988
Member, Advisory Committee to the Tick-Borne Disease Institute of the New York State
Department of Health, September 1989 – February 2002
Reviewer for Archives of Internal Medicine, September 1993 — present
Reviewer for Infections in Medicine, 2001 to present
Reviewer, The Lancet, 2011 to present
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