Infectious Diseases – About

The Division of Infectious Diseases is actively engaged in patient care, teaching, research, administration, and service within Penn State and beyond. 

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Focus on Research

Our faculty physicians are board-certified in the subspecialty of infectious diseases. Our physicians lead research studies to determine the usefulness of treatments. They also perform laboratory research to advance the basic knowledge of microbial pathogens.

Strong Fellowship Opportunities

Our two-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases provides a broad education in clinical areas including:

  • Inpatient consultations
  • Infections in medical and surgical intensive care units
  • Infections in bone marrow and solid organ transplant recipients
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Hospital epidemiology and infection control
  • Clinical microbiology
  • STDs
  • Travel medicine

Our curriculum includes interactive teaching sessions, current literature reviews, and opportunities to engage in basic, translational, and clinical research projects.

Comprehensive Clinical Care

Our physicians, nurses, and social workers form multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive services in the diagnosis and medical management of infectious diseases. Our clinical patient care includes the treatment of those affected with complicated, unusual, or difficult to manage infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Extensive HIV Experience

Our providers have extensive clinical experience in caring for patients living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

We have developed cutting-edge information systems to ensure high quality care, as well as social networking sites to keep patients engaged in their care.