Joseph G. Timpone, Jr., MD
Joseph Timpone

Joseph G. Timpone, Jr., MD

Associate Professor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Medical Degree: Georgetown University, 1985
Internship & Residency: Georgetown University, 1986
Chief Medical Resident: Georgetown Medicine, D.C. General Hospital, 1989
Fellowship: Georgetown University, 1990

Dr. Joseph Timpone is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine and serves as an Associate Program Director in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. He also is the Associate Dean for Student Research at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Timpone is the course director of the Research Workshops for the 3rd year medical students and also serves as an Assistant Course Director for the Infectious Disease Module for 1st and 2nd year medical students. In the Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, he coordinates the research activities and projects for the fellows. Moreover, he is the Section Leader for the Immunocompromised and Transplant inpatient service and serves as the co-chair of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee at MGUH.

Since his completion of his fellowship in Infectious Diseases, Dr. Timpone became a medical officer at the Division of AIDS/NIAID/NIH where he focused on the development, implementation and enrollment of HIV-infected patients into clinical trials.

As a DAIDS Medical Officer, he worked directly with the ACTG to develop novel antiretroviral treatment trials and strategies for HIV-infected persons. During the last ten years, his investigator-initiated HIV clinical research has been focused on the long term complications and co-morbidities of HIV disease and has included abstracts and presentations at national meetings on such topics as avascular necrosis, reduced bone mineral density, HIV in the aging population, mortality associated with HIV and the acute coronary syndrome, ocular complications in the post ART era, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in HIV infected patients.

Dr. Timpone is the Director of the Transplant Infectious Disease Clinic and has collaborated with the Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute on numerous projects related to Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients. These include several scholarly presentations and publications such as: Ganciclovir resistant CMV in small intestinal transplant recipients, intrabdominal infections in small intestinal transplant recipients, blood stream infections in small intestinal transplant recipients, multi-drug resistant infections in liver transplant recipients, infections in kidney-pancreas transplant recipients, and respiratory viral infections in solid organ transplant recipients. He has expertise in the management of HIV patients undergoing kidney and liver transplantation, and is a Site-Investigator for the HOPE trial, which studies HIV donor to HIV Transplant Recipients. In 2019, he co-authored three textbook chapters in Principles and Practices of Transplant Infectious Diseases. Since March 2020 he has participated in both the care of patients and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic here at MGUH. He is currently the PI for several investigator-initiated studies regarding the epidemiology and virology of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 which includes the study investigating the clinical manifestations and virologic burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection in solid organ transplant recipients.