Dr. Daniel J. Barbaro
Dr. Barbaro attended medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 1981 and his fellowship at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1986. Dr. Barbaro opened the first AIDS clinic at Parkland UTSW where he served as director from 1986-1989. He is the founder and president of Tarrant County Infectious Disease Associates where he treats patients with infectious diseases and wounds. He also treats patients in many of the surrounding hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Barbaro has also served as the Medical Director for the Baylor Wound Care Clinic since 1999, and is the Medical Director for Infection Control at Texas Health Resources Fort Worth. In 2012, he was honored at DIFFA/Dallas with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the treatment of HIV and AIDS and again in Fort Worth, Texas in 2014 for his contribution to the AIDS Outreach Center. He has been featured as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top/Best Doctors” for four consecutive years from 2011-2014. In his spare time, Dr. Barbaro enjoys participating in triathlons.
Dr. Cheryl K. McDonald
Dr. McDonald is a Fort Worth native who attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate education and then went to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for her MD. She completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her infectious disease fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver, Colorado, where she was on faculty as an Instructor in Medicine. She moved back to Fort Worth in 1998 to join TCIDA, where she enjoys caring for a diverse group of patients. She is active in the HIV community; she served on the Board of Directors for AIDS Outreach Center since 2007 and is currently serving as president of this Board. She has also been involved with hospital leadership and recently completed a term as Chief of Staff at THR Harris Methodist Hospital. She has been featured as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top/Best Doctors” in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and travel.
Dr. Mark J. Hupert
Dr. Hupert attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . He completed his residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio and his fellowship at University Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He sees patients at Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth, Harris Continue Care, Harris Methodist Southwest, Baylor All Saints Hospital of Fort Worth, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Lifecare Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Southwest Hospital, and Baylor Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Bryan E. Youree
Dr. Youree attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed his residency and his fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He served as Chief ID Fellow his final year of training and served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine, teaching both medical and graduate students. During his fellowship, he participated in BSL-4 safety training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Youree sees patients with all forms of infectious diseases but has a special interest in transplant-related infectious diseases. He has been named a “Top Doc” in Tarrant County by Fort Worth Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2014. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and doting on his daughter. As a self-proclaimed “foodie,” he enjoys cooking elaborate meals and attempts to honor his grandmother by planting a vegetable garden every year.
Dr. Joshua B. Berg
Dr. Berg attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He completed his residency at St. Vincent Indianapolis University in Indianapolis, Indiana and his fellowship at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He sees patients at Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth, Harris Continue Care, Harris Methodist Southwest, Baylor All Saints Hospital of Fort Worth, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Lifecare Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Southwest Hospital, and Baylor Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Vivek S. Ramarathnam
Dr. Ramarathnam attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency and his fellowship at Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas. He sees patients at Harris Methodist Hospital of Fort Worth, Harris Continue Care, Harris Methodist Southwest, Baylor All Saints Hospital of Fort Worth, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Lifecare Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Hospital of Fort Worth, Kindred Southwest Hospital, and Baylor Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Cedric W. Spak
Dr. Cedric Spak went to medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern in 2002. He did his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received the prestigious K30 NIH grant to pursue an additional year of training in Transplant Infectious Diseases and Virology. He obtained a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, with which he helped establish an AIDS clinic in South Africa. Since returning to North Texas in 2007, he has been caring for patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases marked by high complexity and severity. He was voted as one of D Magazine’s “Top Doctors” for every year since 2009. Dr. Spak has given invited lectures across the country, and has contributed to clinical research in HIV and Transplant Infections. He makes frequent DFW television appearances as a medical expert. Dr. Spak is a member of the American Society of Transplantation, the Texas Transplantation Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the HIV Medical Association. He is fluent in Spanish, Polish and German.
Suzanna Farmer attended Baylor University for her undergraduate studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and worked as a clinical social worker for eleven years. She earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Southwestern Health Professions School. Presently, she assists physicians with hospital rounds and sees patients in clinic. She is active in clinical trials and has practiced at TCIDA for seven years.