Andy Catanzaro

Medical-Technical Specialist COVID 19 Incident Management Team

Silver Spring, MD

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I am a physician treating patients who have Infectious Diseases in the Montgomery County, Maryland. Biosketch Dr. Catanzaro was trained at Georgetown University Hospital in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and HIV medicine. While at the National Institutes of Health, he performed research in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation under Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Catanzaro was a clinician investigator at the National Institutes of Health for seven years under Dr. Robert Yarchoan the National Cancer Institute HIV and Malignancy Branch, and Dr. Barney Graham at the NIH Vaccine Research Center. While there, he served as Principle Investigator for Interleukin 12 and its use in Kaposi's Sarcoma, and several HIV vaccines. He has several publications on HIV basic pathogenesis, vaccines and on the use of interleukin-12 for the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma. He served on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Institutional Research Board. Through his work in clinical research he has published on therapeutic vaccination for HIV, and holds a patent for a therapeutic HIV vaccine to resistance. He worked for 6 years at Unity Health Care, a community based non-profit company seeing patients with HIV and Hepatitis C at Upper Cardozo Health Center, DC General Health Center, and the Washington DC. He has now moved his practice of Infectious Disease to Washington Adventist Hospital where he is the chair of the Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship Committees. Specialties: Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis, and others. Mentoring medical students, physicians, and mid level practitioners in Infectious Diseases. Providing lectures for health care providers and community based organizations on topics such as AIDS, tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, and post exposure prophylaxis for HIV.

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Mar 2020 - Present

Adventist HealthCare

Chief Infectious Disease, Subject Matter Expert Covid 19

Recently initiated at White Oak Medical Center the Expanded Access Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19 with the Mayo Clinic. This multicenter trial attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of serum from patients recovering from COVID-19 as a treatment for those struggling to survive the disease.

Oct 2019 - Present

Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center

Chief, Infectious Disease, Infection Control, and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Jun 2013 - Present

Washington Adventist Hospital

Section Head: Infectious Disease

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Apr 2013 - Present

Adventist HealthCare

Chair Adventist Healthcare Hospital Acquired Infection Control Committee

Setting priorities for infection control in our acute care hospitals (Shady Grove and Washington Adventist) and affiliates.

Mar 2013 - Present

Washington Adventist Hospital

Infectious Diseases Attending Physician

Responsible for Infectious Diseases consultations at Washington Adventist Hospital and the Adventist Medical Group.

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Washinton Adventist Hospital

Department of Medicine Secretary

Leadership in department meetings

Jan 2011 - Jan 2016

Echange Endeavers

Board Member

eChange Endeavors works to leverage the many strengths found in the people of East Africa, and in Uganda particularly, in order to respond the many challenges they face. eChange Endeavors is working to bridge the gap from the current reality of deprivation and brokenness in families and society to the potential for a whole and vibrant community. We are Inspiring Hopethrough our efforts at small business creation, strengthening and improving the efficiency of inter-agency initiatives, improving the social services sector, and encouraging education at all levels. Hopelives when small, community-centered businesses are created and expanded, when basic health care and social service needs are met, and when educational opportunities are a real option. We are Renewing Communities through our efforts to ensure that the next generation of Ugandans is better prepared to take their country forward, beyond the current life expectancy of 54 years. Scholarships, fair and manageable educational loans, and targeted grants will help improve health care and reduce the burden from so many widows and orphans who struggle to provide education to the next generation while also taking care of the needs of the current generation. We are inspired and impelled by our Catholic faith to reach out to the most vulnerable in our world. We work with a variety of Catholic apostolates, as well as many faith based and government linked initiatives, in our efforts at Inspiring Hopea nd Renewing Communities

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Aug 2006 - Mar 2013

Unity Health Care

Physician, Infectious Diseases

Principle Investigator at Unity Health Care, Inc for the District of Columbia Partnership for AIDS Progress. This is a major publicly-funded, government and academic medical center cohort development project involving HIV/AIDS clinics in DC, the National Institutes of Health, the George Washington University, and the DC Department of Health. The cohort will characterizes the population and their outcomes over time, evaluate patterns in HIV treatment in the DC area, contribute to improving the quality of HIV/AIDS care in DC, examine impact of prevention and screening programs, assess extent and impact of co-morbidities, (e.g. hepatitis, diabetes, lipidemia, and STDs), and contribute to our knowledge of emerging issues in HIV disease and its treatment in Washington DC.

Jan 2008 - Jan 2013

George Washington University

Associate Clinical Professor

Member of the George Washingoton HIV/AIDS institute

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Aug 2009 - 2011

Unity Health Care

Infection Control Committee, Chair

Elected December 2009 as Chair of the Unity Health Care Infection Control Committee. Responsibilities include reviewing infection control practices at Unity's medical sites including the Department of Corrections, DC Jail. Responsible for reviewing and providing expertise policies regarding minimizing infectious diseases risks for patients & employees at Unity clinical sites.

Aug 2003 - Aug 2006

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Research Center

Clinical Staff Physician

Principle Investigator on Phase 1 clinical trials of vaccines for HIV using DNA and Advenovirus vaccine vectors.

Jan 2001 - Jan 2005

Whitman Walker Health Clinic

Physician Volunteer

Volunteer physician treating patients with HIV in a community based clinic in Washington DC.

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Jan 2000 - Jan 2004

National Institutes of Health

Clinical Staff Fellow

Research in Immunology, Vaccine Development, and Translational Medicine

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May 2000 - Aug 2003

National Cancer Institute

Clinical Staff Physician - Principle Investigator

'Principle Investigator on Phase 1 Clinical trials to treat Kaposi's Sarcoma

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Jul 1996 - Aug 2000

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research Staff Fellow

Research Fellow conducting independent investigations involving the basic science of HIV/AIDS

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Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

Georgetown University

Physician Volunteer

Responsible for clinical care of HIV infected patients

Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Research Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Basic research regarding the role of chemokines in the pathogenesis of HIV. Chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Jul 1996 - Jul 1996

Georgetown University Hospital

Infectious Diseases Fellow

Training in Infectious Diseases

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

Residency, Internal Medicine

Medical Doctor

Training in Internal Medicine

Board Certified

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