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
Phone: (813) 972-2000 ext 6184
FAX: (813) 978-5983
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
MD, Marshall University, Huntingon, WV
Biographical SketchDr. John Toney is a Professor at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Infectious Disease Research at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. His research focuses on clinical STD/HIV therapeutics, investigational anti-infectives, and investigational vaccines. He is a Principal Investigator with the Shingles Prevention Study (VA Cooperative Study CSP#403) herpes zoster vaccine, the largest study ever to investigate this disease and the largest VA vaccine study ever performed (38,546 subjects overall enrolled). This data assisted Merck in receiving FDA approval for the vaccine (Zostavax) in 2006. He is PI with the SPS CSP#403c Long-Term Persistence Substudy, investigating the 10-year overall durability of patients originally vaccinated in the original VA CSP#403 trial. His research is supported by grants from the VA and pharmaceutical company contracts.
He is the founding and current Medical Director of the Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, one of the CDC National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. The Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (SEPTC - formerly the Florida STD/HIV PTC) is 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 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 was 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).
SEPTC offers educational training for Florida and other regional healthcare providers in the diagnosis and management of STDs including HIV. SEPTC has provided experiential and educational experiences for over 14,000 participants, including clinical practitioners and allied health care personnel.
Areas of Expertise
STD/HIV Prevention, Training, Treatment
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