Jose Ortiz

Jose Ortiz

Medical Outreach Liaison

Jose Ortiz is the Medical Outreach Liaison for The Mesothelioma Center and a contributing author for He writes about outreach initiatives, including sponsored events and collaborations with mesothelioma specialists and cancer centers. He is also a VA-Accredited Claims Agent.

About Jose Ortiz

Fast Facts
  • Prior to joining The Mesothelioma Center in 2013, Jose spent 13 years in the health care industry

  • As the Medical Outreach Liaison, he builds relationships with mesothelioma specialists and cancer centers across the U.S., finding ways to collaborate to ultimately help patients

  • Member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN)

  • VA-Accredited Claims Agent

As the Medical Outreach Liaison for The Mesothelioma Center, Jose Ortiz travels the country to meet world-class physicians who help patients affected by mesothelioma.

By building relationships and collaborating with these doctors, Jose has built a network of the nation’s best mesothelioma specialists. Patient Advocates at The Mesothelioma Center use this network to help those affected by asbestos-related diseases.

Jose is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the Association of Oncology Social Work. He is also a VA-Accredited Claims Agent.

As a writer for, Jose covers various outreach initiatives, including nationwide fundraising events sponsored by The Mesothelioma Center. He regularly attends these events, networking with organizers and meeting mesothelioma survivors and family members in person.

He also regularly attends meetings and symposiums related to mesothelioma and writes about his experience and takeaways, all in an effort to help patients and their families.

Jose joined The Mesothelioma Center in 2013 after working as a clinical account manager for Sobi Inc., a pharmaceutical company located in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also worked for Exagen Diagnostics as a market development manager and as a clinical specialist for Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, a multinational health care company.

He received his bachelor’s degree in health services administration in 1998 from the University of Central Florida, where Jose was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. He continues to stay involved with the alumni chapter of his fraternity, participating in charity golf tournaments and other philanthropic events.

Jose has two young children. He enjoys traveling and spending as much time as possible near the water.

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Senior Editor

Matt Mauney is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of professional writing and editing experience. He joined The Mesothelioma Center at in 2016, and he spends much of his time reading, analyzing and reporting on mesothelioma research articles to ensure people in the mesothelioma community know the latest medical advances. Prior to joining, Matt was a Community Manager at the Orlando Sentinel. Matt also edits pages, articles and other content on the website. He holds a certificate in health writing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Last Modified September 25, 2020

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