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Gio J. Baracco, M.D.

General Information

Gio J. Baracco, M.D.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Internal Med-Infectious Diseases
  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease - Internal Medicine


  • Acting Chief, Medical Service, Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program, Miami VA Healthcare System

Clinical Interests

General infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, hospital epidemiology and infection control.

Research Interests

Hospital epidemiology

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria


Peruvian University, Cayetano Heredia
Peruvian University, Cayetano Heredia
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami - Affiliated Medical Education Program


  • <b>Baracco G</b>, Ariza-Heredia E. Chapter 75: Neisseria meningitidis. In: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Third Edition. 2009. In Press.
  • Radonovich LJ, Magalian PD, Hollingsworth MK, Baracco G. Stockpiling supplies for the next influenza pandemic [online report]. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jun. 15(6). Available from
  • <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Muder R, Jain R. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): What is the big deal?. Federal Practitioner. 2009. In Press.
  • Simkins J, Alcaide M, Pano JR, Trillo C, Symes S, <b>Baracco G</b>. Cryptococcal meningitis in a patient with liver cirrhosis. Case report and review of the literature. Infect Med. 2007 Aug:29-32.
  • Corrales-Medina V, Concha R, Simkins J, Sanchez M, <b>Baracco G</b>. Native valve endocarditis caused by rapidly growing mycobacteria. Case report and review of the literature. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39(6):639-41.
  • Hallal A, Cohn SM, Namias N, Habib F, <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Manning RJ, Crookes B, Schulman CI. Aerosolized tobramycin in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia: a pilot study. Surg Infect. 2007; 8 (1): 73-82.
  • Chirinos JA, Garcia J, Alcaide ML, Toledo G, <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Lichtstein DM. Septic thrombophlebitis: diagnosis and management. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2006;6(1):9-14. Review.
  • <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Bisno AL. Group C and Group G Streptococcal Infections: Epidemiologic and Clinical Aspects. In: Fischetti et al. eds. Gram-positive Pathogens. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: ASM Press; 2006.
  • <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Cooper EM. Racemose neurocysticercosis. Infections in Medicine 2005;22:239-241.
  • Schulman CI, Namias N, Doherty J, Manning RJ, Li P, Alhaddad A, Lasko D, Amortegui J, Dy CJ, Dlugasch L, <b>Baracco G</b>, Cohn SM. The effect of antipyretic therapy upon outcomes in critically ill patients: a randomized, prospective study. Surgical Infections. 2005;6(4): 369-375.
  • Servin-Abad L, Molina E, <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Arosemena L, Regev A, Jeffers L, Schiff E. Liver enzymes elevation after HAART in HIV-HCV co-infection. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2005;12:429-434.

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