Howard University College of Medicine----6 year BS/MD Dual Degree Program
Post Doctoral Training
Internal Medicine Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Infectious Disease Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
Licensure and Board Certification
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Infectious Diseases
Licensed in the State of Georgia
Academic & Administrative Appointments
Adjunct Professor - Department of Family Medicine - Morehouse School of Medicine, 2006, 2008
Lecturer-Department of Anatomy, Microbiology and Biochemistry-Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; 2000-2004
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine-Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, 1994-2002
Corporate Medical Experience
Medical Director, Total Life Care, 2002-2003 The largest IPA in Metro Atlanta, 2002 Utilization Management - Physician Relations IPA of Providers Direct Health Plan of Georgia
Professional Memberships and Appointments
Medical Director of Infection Control - Select Midtown Hospital and Select Regency Hospital of South Atlanta - (Current)
Vice Chief - Internal Medicine Department - Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center(Current)
Fellow, American College of Physicians Atlanta Medical Association Georgia State Medical Association
Infectious Disease Society of America
Awards & Honors
Young Physician of the Year, Atlanta Medical Association, 2007
America's Top Doc - Bariatric Medicine 2007
Will Rogers Institute Research Fellow Award Recipient
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Nzerue CM, Drayton JR, Oster R, Hewan-Lowe K. Renal Tuberculosis in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: A Case-Control Study of 24 Patients. Am J Med Sci; 2000; 320(5):299-303.
Drayton JR, Dickenson G, Rinaldi MG. Co-administration of Rifampin and Itraconazole Leads to Undetectable Levels of Itraconazole. Clinical Infectious Diseases 1994; 18:266 (letter).
Drayton JR (1999). Cat-scratch disease. Emedicine Text Book of Medicine and Surgery. Accessed: March 27, 2002; http://www.emedicine.com.
Safran E, Drayton JR. Identification of a Previously Undocumented Reservoir of Patients with Syphilis in Fulton County, Georgia; 2nd Annual International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, July 16-17, 2000. Atlanta, Georgia. Abstract #IDEID-L-026234-ASM.
Safran ES, Drayton JR, Kloda P. Prevalence of 1999 Laboratory Confirmed Neurosyphilis among All 1999 High Titer Syphilis Cases in a Southeastern Public Hospital System. 3rd Annual International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, March 24, 2002. Atlanta, Georgia.
Drayton JR, Safran ES, Kloda P, Ivonye C, Edwards CG, Sanders LL. A Demographic Portrait of 1999 High Titer Syphilis Cases in the Greater Atlanta Area. 39th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, October 26-29, 2001. San Francisco, California.
Drayton JR, Safran ES, Kloda P, Edwards CG, Jackson S. 1999 Descriptive Epidemiology of High Titer Syphilis Cases in the Greater Atlanta Area. National Medical Association 2001 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, August 4-9, 2001. Washington, DC.
Drayton JR. Addressing Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Clinical Practice. National Medical Association 2000 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, August 12-17, 2000. Washington, DC.
Drayton JR, Gulaya V. Aplastic Anemia following EBV-associated Hepatitis in an HIV-infected patient. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Nov 18-21, 1999; Philadelphia, PA. Abstract #100047.
Johnson NR, Beckford MR, Liverpool J, Dunston F, Drayton JR. Interpersonal Skills and Humanistic Value Intervention in Social Work Practice: Linking HIV-Infected African-American Women to Medical Care. Proceedings of the National HIV Prevention Conference, August 29 - September 1, 1999. Atlanta, Georgia. Abstract # 481.
Nzuerue CM, Drayton JR, Oster R, Hewan-Lowe K. Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Renal Tuberculosis in Patients with and without HIV infection. Journal of Nephrology, 1999. Abstract #A0902.
Drayton JR, Safran ES, Forbes D. A High Prevalence of HIV Co-infection in 1999 In Women with Confirmed High Titer Syphilis Cases in the Greater Atlanta Area. 6th Annual HELA Women?s Health Conference, Atlanta, Georgia. October 4, 2001.
***Oral Presentations-National Meetings***
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. National Medical Association 2000 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, August 12-17, 2000. Washington, DC.
HIV: Diagnosis and Pathogenesis. National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center, March 1, 2002. Atlanta Georgia.
Overview of HIV. National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center: Better Choices, Better Outcomes-Improving HIV Clinical Management, June 19, 2001. Houston, Texas.
Clinical Complications of HIV/AIDS. National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center: Clinical Update on HIV Care in Minority Communities, May 11-12, 2000. Atlanta, Georgia.
***Oral Presentations-Local Meetings***
Multistage HIV and SexuallyTransmitted Diseases. Faith-Based Training Initiative: The Imani Project, December 11, 2001. Atlanta, GA
Diagnosis and Pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS. Network Provider Meeting of the MSM National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center. July 19, 2001. Atlanta, Georgia
Sexually Transmitted Diseases as Co-factors in the Transmission of HIV. Network Provider Meeting of the MSM National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center, March 13, 2001. Atlanta, Georgia.
HIV/AIDS in the African American Community. Morehouse Day at the Georgia State Capital, 1999. Atlanta, Georgia.'
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