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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

The Penn State Hershey Medical Center

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Division Overview

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides world-class care to both adult and pediatric patients. We are committed to advancing the education of infectious disease prevention and treatment, and to train the physicians of the future.

In particular, we have a strong focus on treating HIV and traveler and transplant infections.

Division stats

  • Eleven infectious disease specialists
  • Dedicated travel clinic
  • Locations throughout Pennsylvania

Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Infectious Diseases includes:

  • Provide world-class clinical care
  • Advance the understanding of microbial pathogenesis
  • Discover new ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases, and train the physicians of the future

HIV Experience

Our physicians have extensive clinical experience in the care of patients living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). We are actively involved in clinical research for the study of new treatments for HIV.

In 1999, our HIV/AIDS program was awarded an HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) grant under the Ryan White Care Act, Title III. This grant was provided to help provide high quality comprehensive medical care to patients infected with the HIV virus.


Our fellowship program is one of our greatest strengths and achievements. We encourage all prospective fellows to review the details of our two-year fellowship program.

Focus areas of our fellowships include inpatient consultations, intensive care, outpatient clinic, HIV/AIDS, hospital epidemiology and infection control, clinical microbiology, and travel medicine.

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