Daniel J. Barbaro, MD


Daniel Barbaro MD is the founding physician and former president of Tarrant County Infectious Diseases Associates, which is now Texas Centers for Infectious Disease Associates.  Dr. Barbaro dedicated 35 years of his career to treating patients with illness related infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat including but not limited to HIV/ AIDS, transplants, wound care, surgical infections, diabetic infections, viral and bacterial infections.  

Dr. Barbaro graduated in 1981 with high honors and at the top 10 percent of his class from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He concurrently received a Master of Science degree in nutritional biochemistry from Rutgers University. Dr. Barbaro completed an internal medicine internship at Albert Einstein Medical School / Montefiore Hospital in New York City in 1982 before moving to Dallas, Texas where he completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor University Medical Center in 1984 and an infectious disease fellowship at Southwestern Medical School in 1986. Dr. Barbaro remained at Southwestern Medical School from 1986 -1989 as an assistant professor where he opened and served as director of the first AIDS clinic at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Parkland Hospital.

In 1989 Dr. Barbaro opened his private practice in Fort Worth, Texas. He received numerous honors and awards including the American Heart Association Mae Good Scholarship, the DIFFA / Dallas Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the treatment of HIV and AIDS, and a second Lifetime Achievement award in Fort Worth, Texas for his contribution to the AIDS Outreach Center. He has consistently been featured as one of Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top/Best Doctors” since the yearly award’s inaugural year in 2011 until 2019. Dr. Barbaro was an investigator and / or sub-investigator on over 90 clinical trials and is a published author on a number of research papers in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Barbaro retired from clinical practice in August 2020. Although his day to day presence is missed by patients and colleagues, his legacy and contributions continue to reverberate within the local medical community.


  • Place: Hofstra University
    Year: 1975
    Degree: B.A.
    Major/ Program: Psychology
    Distinction: Phi Beta Kappa
Medical School
  • Place: New York Medical College
    Year: 1981
    Degree: M.D.
    Distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha


  • Place: Albert Einstein Medical School, Montefiore Hospital
    Year: 1982
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine


  • Place: Baylor University Medical Center
    Year: 1984
    Major/ Program: Internal Medicine


  • Place: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Year: 1986
    Major/ Program: Infectious Disease

Additional Advanced Degrees

  • Place: Rutgers University
    Year: 1976
    Degree: M.S.
    Major/ Program: Nutritional Biochemistry

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine
    Year: 1984
  • Place: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
    Year: 1986
  • Place: State of Texas Medical License

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Parental & Enteral Nutrition
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Tarrant County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association