A graduate of the National University of Colombia, Dr. Roberto Ortiz earned his medical license in 1989. He moved to Florida in the earlier 90’s and became involved in the clinical research that lead to the approval of the first antiretrovirals. Although Dr. Ortiz remaind dedicated to contributing to HIV and HCV research, in November 2014 he chose to leave Orlando Immunology Clinic in order to create a new kind of HIV clinic: Bliss Healthcare Services.
This comprehensive clinic for HIV infected and HIV at risk patients offers services like Case Management, Mental Health, Medications access and Adherence, with little to no extra cost for the patient. Bliss provides a very ambitious program comprised of prevention, testing, early treatment and PrEP. Dr. Ortiz integrates the firsthand experience he gained through his participation in groundbreaking clinical research with a robust HIV clinic; serving a diverse population in terms of gender, age, ethnicity and social groups.
Dr. Ortiz continues to run the Anal Dysplasia Clinic at Bliss, where he uses anal pap screening and High Resolution Anoscopy to identify and treat patients with precancerous lesions related to Human Papilloma Virus. Dr. Ortiz also offers Sculptra procedures to patients who are suffering from facial fat wasting (lipoatrophy).
Dr Ortiz has participated as a guest speaker for numerous community programs and is an active supporter of the Cheers for Peers program that provides HIV medication adherence education, counseling and peer support to people living with HIV/AIDS in the community.
Dr Ortiz is very active in research as a primary investigator in clinical trials at Bliss, with a focus on research related to socials issues. The scope of the services that he provides at his clinic has expanded to include Transgender Health. He has remained certified as an HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) since 01/2001 and serves as a consultant to Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Tibotec and ViiV Pharmaceuticals.