Barry Zingman to Chair AIDS Institute Medical Care Criteria Committee
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Barry S. Zingman, MD (Infectious Diseases) was recently promoted from Vice-Chair to Chair of the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute's Medical Care Criteria Committee, the committee that develops adult HIV care guidelines in New York state. Dr. Zingman will serve as Chair for a two-year appointment. Dr. Zingman also serves as Vice-Chair of the NYS AIDS Institute's Quality of Care Advisory Committee. The AIDS Institute's Medical Care Criteria Committee and Quality of Care Advisory Comittee are the principal bodies setting HIV care standards in New York state.
Dr. Zingman has been the Medical Director of the Montefiore AIDS Center since 2003, following five years of service as Medical Director of the Center for Positive Living/Infectious Diseases (CPL/ID) Clinic.
Dr. Zingman directs the largest multidisciplinary and multispecialty adult HIV/AIDS program in New York state. He has been principal investigator or medical director on over 50 HIV/AIDS-related research protocols and grants. These currently include grants from HRSA and the New York State Department of Health's AIDS Institute for multidisciplinary HIV primary care and testing; a HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection program; a HIV mental health program; a study of HIV neutralizing antibodies; and studies of new antiretrovirals including CCR5 inhibitors, other entry inhibitors, and other agents and regimens.
Dr. Zingman is the Adult Patient Coordinator for the Clinical Core of the NIH-funded Einstein/Montefiore Center for AIDS Research and a member of the unit's steering committee. He directs a HIV research team consisting of 2 study coordinators that enrolls over 200 patients per year into research protocols.
Dr. Zingman is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also a member of the HRSA Ryan White Part C/D HIVQual Clinical Advisory Committee; and Chair or Member on numerous other state and national HIV quality and standard of care subcommittees. He is a practicing infectious diseases subspecialist and maintains an active patient panel in the CPL/ID Clinic.