Division Chief and Professor of Medicine
Infectious Diseases at Augusta University
Dr Vazquez is the Division Chief of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Augusta University. He is also a Professor of Medicine and the Chief of the Antimicrobial Stewardship service at AU Health and Chair of the IRB at Augusta University. Prior to this, he was Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University School of Medicine and Senior Staff Physician in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Henry Ford Hospital and Medical System both in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr Vazquez earned his medical degree from Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. Thereafter, he completed a 3-year Infectious Diseases fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Dr Vazquez is a member of several professional societies, including the American College of Physicians, American Society for Microbiology, HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Disease Society of America, International AIDS Society, International Society for Infectious Diseases, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, among others. He is a Co-PI on an NIH grant evaluating the oral microbiome of HIV-positive subjects. Dr Vazquez has written numerous papers, abstracts, case reports, and book chapters on various Infectious Disease topics, especially in the area of mycology.
Dr Vazquez’s research includes investigation of the epidemiology and management of mucosal candidiasis, invasive candidiasis, as well as the management of systemic fungal infections. His current research focus also involves characterization of polymicrobial biofilms, especially Candida/Staphylococcus and Aspergillus/Pseudomonas. In addition, he has ongoing clinical interests in chronic wound infections, antifungal susceptibility, antifungal resistance mechanisms and the rapid diagnosis of fungal infections.