John F. Toney, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine
Director, START Program (Sexually Transmitted Awareness, Research, and Training)
Director of Epidemiology, James A. Haley VA Hospital
Director of Clinical Research, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Section, Medical Service, James A. Haley VA Hospital

Biographical Sketch | Areas of Expertise
Contact Information
E-Mail: jtoney@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 972-2000 ext 6184
FAX: (813) 978-5983
Education
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
MD, Marshall University, Huntingon, WV

Biographical Sketch

Dr. John Toney is a Professor at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, and Director of the Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Clinical Research Programs at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. His clinical research focuses on investigational anti-infectives and investigational vaccines. He was a Principal Investigator with the Shingles Prevention Study (VA Cooperative Study CSP#403) herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine, the largest study ever to investigate this disease and the largest VA vaccine study ever performed (38,546 subjects overall enrolled). The data assisted in the vaccine (Zostavax) receiving FDA approval in 2006. He was also a Principal Investigator with the SPS CSP#403b Short-term Persistence substudy and the CSP#403c Long-Term Persistence Substudy, the latter investigating the 10-year shingles vaccine durability of patients receiving vaccine in the original VA CSP#403 trial. He is currently a Principal Investigator with the phase III trialEfficacy, Immunogenicity, and Safety Study of Clostridium difficile Toxoid Vaccine in Subjects at Risk for C. difficile Infection”, the first nosocomial vaccine study to date.  Dr. Toney has participated in over 60 clinical research trials involving investigational anti-infectives, many of which became FDA licensed and approved. His research is supported by grants from the VA and pharmaceutical company contracts.

He was the founding Medical Director of the Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. The Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center was a joint project of the Florida Department of Health Bureau of STD Prevention and Control (BSTDPC), USF College of Medicine - Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC. The Center was created in 1988 in response to Florida's significant STD morbidity with initial CDC funding until 1992. The Center became a Florida state-funded BSTDPC collaboration effort in 1992 and at that time, was the only state-supported STD/HIV PTC in the nation. In May 2000, the Center successful competed for CDC grant funding to become part of the CDC National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, and was refunded again by the CDC after competitive grant submission in April 2006 (R30 Cooperative Agreement) that terminated in 2011. Dr. Toney has over 25 years of experience with providing STD educational opportunities and consulting, and continues to collaboratively participate in STD educational courses and conferences, including the Johns Hopkins STD/HIV PTC.

Areas of Expertise

Investigational vaccines; Investigational antibiotics; STD/HIV Prevention, Training, Treatment

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