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Infectious Diseases

The Section of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine engages in comprehensive and innovative patient care, research, and educational activities for a broad range of infectious diseases. The section comprises 70 faculty, 49 trainees, and 56 staff and is dedicated to a patient-centered and equitable approach to healthcare.

The section conducts high-level clinical and scholarly activity across the spectrum of infectious diseases with particular focus on the following areas of interest:


The section offers top-notch ACGME-accredited sub-speciality fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, with the goal of training the next generation of clinical and scientific leaders in infectious diseases. Fellowship training at Yale offers exposure to a wide and extensive array of clinical infectious diseases across the complexity spectrum and in a variety of clinical settings. We also offer numerous educational and research opportunities including international global health electives and subspecialty training in several areas, leveraging research and clinical expertise from the section at large. Our fellowship graduates have gone on to become leaders in patient care, medical education, academia, and public health.

Clinical Care

Faculty within the Section of Infectious Diseases provide in-depth expert inpatient and outpatient consultative care to patients with known or suspected infectious diseases.

We provide comprehensive clinical services. In most circumstances, our services are chiefly consultative and collaborative, working hand-in-hand with referring providers. We also offer a primary Infectious Diseases/HIV inpatient service (Donaldson) in which we serve as patients’ principal providers . In all instances, care is multidisciplinary , involving other specialists, pharmacists, skilled nurses, dietitians, social workers, and physical/occupational therapists among other providers.

Our practices are presently based at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven (York Street Campus and Saint Raphael’s Campus) and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven. Inpatient care is provided on a 24/7 basis at all sites.