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Gio J. Baracco, M.D.

General Information

Gio J. Baracco, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-4037


  • Infectious Disease - Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

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


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


  • Chief, Infectious Disease Section, Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control Program, Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests

Hospital epidemiology

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria


  • Baracco GJ, Eisert S, Eagan A, Radonovich L. Comparative Cost of Stockpiling Various Types of Respiratory Devices to Protect the Healthcare Workforce during an Influenza Pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2015, In Press
  • Baracco GJ, Kava BR, Caso J, Paez C, Schroeder H, Rodriguez M, Alonzo D, Lichtenberger P. Effective Control of an Outbreak of Sepsis After Prostate Biopsy Using Antibiogram-Guided Antimicrobial Prophylaxis. Journal of Men's Health. 2014 March; 11(1): 38-43
  • Baracco GJ. Chapter 87: Neisseria meningitidis. In: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Fourth Edition.
  • Subhash SS, Baracco GJ, Fennelly KP, Hodgson M, Radonovich LJ. Isolation Anterooms: Important components of airborne infection control. American Journal of Infection Control 2013;41(5):452-455
  • Bisno AL, Baracco GJ. Editorial Commentary: Lethal Streptococcal Outbreak in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: What Went Wrong and Why? Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011;52(8):995-996
  • Zangeneh TZ, Baracco GJ, Al-Tawfiq JA. Impact of the Conjugate Pneumococcal Vaccines on the Changing Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Infections. Expert Review of Vaccines, 2011;10(3): 345-353
  • Baracco GJ. Chapter 12: Infection. In: Moscucci M (ed). Complications in the Cath Lab: Risk Factors, Management and Bailout Techniques. Section II: Systemic and Local Complications of Invasive Procedures in General. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2011, pp 167-179
  • Trout A, Baracco GJ, Rodriguez M, Barber J, Leal A, Radke E, Weis K, Stanek D, Stark L, Blackmore C, Gallagher G, Hunsperger E, Tomashek K, Gregory C, Sauber-Schatz E. Locally Acquired Dengue. Key West, Florida, 2009-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). 2010 May 21;59(19):577-581
  • <b>Baracco G</b>, Ariza-Heredia E. Chapter 75: Neisseria meningitidis. In: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Third Edition. 2009.
  • 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 http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/15/6/e1.htm
  • <b>Baracco GJ</b>, Muder R, Jain R. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): What is the big deal?. Federal Practitioner. 2009;26(12):41-7
  • 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.


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

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