Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Director, Outpatient Alternative Service Intervention System (OASIS) Clinic
King-Drew Medical Center/Charles Drew University
Los Angeles, CA

Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Evaluation of outreach approaches
  • Success of initial therapies as measured by sustained viral-load suppression and CD4+ cell counts
  • Emergence of viral resistance in women and minority populations
  • Approaches to outreach in minority communities
  • Molestation and abuse as pre-conditioning factors in HIV infection and treatment adherence
  • Initiation of HIV therapy: sequencing considerations
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Jordan is the Director of the OASIS Clinic at King-Drew Medical Center of Charles Drew University. He is also a Faculty Advisor for the Infectious Diseases fellow for HIV research. He coordinates Residents Research Forum, and teaches courses on HIV and AIDS for medical students and university residents.

Committees and Organizations:
  • Los Angeles County Commission on HIV/AIDS Services (1990-2005)
  • Founding Member, Black Clinical Research Consortium
  • National Medical Association (NMA)
  • Chair, AIDS Advisory Committee, NMA
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Honors and Awards:
  • United States Surgeon General's Award (2000)
  • Inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (1999)
  • Man of the Year, Los Angeles Sentinel (1998)
  • Doctor of the Year, Charles R. Drew Medical Society (1998)
  • Heroes in the Struggle, AIDS Institue (2002)
Education:
  • Harvard College, AB (1966)
  • Case Western Reserve University, MD (1971)
  • University of California Los Angeles, MPH (1978)
Selected Publications:
  1. Jordan WC. The effectiveness of combined saquinavir and ketoconazole treatment in reducing HIV viral load. J Natl Med Assoc. 1998;90:622-624.
  2. Jordan WC. The effectiveness of intermittent hyperbaric oxygen in relieving drug-induced HIV-associated neuropathy. J Natl Med Assoc. 1998;90:355-358.
  3. Jordan WC. Clarithromycin prophylaxis against Cryptosporidium enteritis in patients with AIDS. J Natl Med Assoc. 1996;88:425-427.
  4. Jordan WC. Using self-esteem as a motivation to affect behavior change in sexually active homesexual men. [Abstract PuD9092] International Conference on AIDS. 1992;8:214.
  5. Jordan WC. Five friends. In: Johnson C, McClusky J, Jr, eds. Black Men Speaking. University of Indiana Press;1977:73-88.
  6. Jordan WC. Low dose oral interferon-alpha: effective prophylaxis for gingivitis and aphthous ulcers in AIDS patients (letter). J Natl Med Assoc. 1997;89:647.
  7. Jordan WC, Tolbert L, Smith R. Partner notification and focused intervention as a means of identifying HIV-positive patients. J Natl Med Assoc. 1998;90:542-546.
  8. Jordan WC. Lymphocystosis-producing factor (letter). J Natl Med Assoc. 1997;89:711.
  9. Jordan WC. Sexual abstinence in patients with HIV infection: a 2-year follow-up study. J Natl Med Assoc. 1991;83:1102-1103.
  10. Zweighaft RM, Frasier D, Hattwick MA, Winkler WC, Jordan WC. Lassa fever: response to an imported case. N Engl J Med. 1977;297:803-807.