Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Section of the Department of Internal Medicine engages in a broad range of patient care, research, and educational activities. The Section is comprised of 36 full-time Faculty, 2 part-time faculty members, and 13 clinical and research Fellows.

Patient care and consultation is provided by board certified infectious diseases faculty members.

The AIDS Care Program provides comprehensive care and prevention services to people living with and at risk for HIV disease and seeks to develop and perform research to create new knowledge in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Focus of Research programs within the Infectious Diseases Section includes:

  • Vector-borne diseases e.g. Lyme disease, Zika, West Nile, Malaria)
  • Immunology of Aging
  • Infections in Older Adults
  • Microbial pathogenesis (bacterial, fungal and protozoal) relationship of allowed immunity to infection, pneumonia
  • HIV disease: Coinfection with Hepatitis C, HIV/HCV in the criminal justice system: US and internationally, nosocomial infections

Please refer to individual faculty for further information.

Education: The section offers educational opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows in a variety of healthcare settings to learn about the care of patients with Infectious Diseases. In addition, Fellowship training offers experiences in Hospital Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Funding for Education and Research: NIH

Section Chief

Erol Fikrig, MD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

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