“Our faculty have participated, and are committed to, local, national and international infectious diseases research and clinical care as far distant as Uganda.” Robert Salata, MD
Welcome Message from division chief, Robert Salata, Md
The Division has robust clinical programs focused in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Outpatient activities encompass HIV/AIDS, general infectious diseases, transplant-associated infections, chronic hepatitis B and C and travel medicine. We have performed at the 99th percentile in terms of wRVUs and patient satisfaction is high.
The major strengths of the division include basic, translational and clinical research in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, infections in the elderly, bio-defense and emerging infections. We will begin a Phase 1 study on an experimental anti-tuberculosis drug – representing the first new class of anti-TB drugs in the past 60 years. This is the first trial under a 7-year, $16.8 million contract awarded from the NIH to Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University. There is also significant research in the Division related to HIV/AIDS and co-infections, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and AIDS-associated malignancies. The Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Uganda is #1 site for enrollment for HIV clinical research protocols through AIDS Clinical Trials Group. The University just funded the Infectious Diseases Alliance to work on infectious diseases in the underserved in local communities surrounding the Institution.
The Division has an outstanding fellowship and education program. A combined Infectious Diseases–Geriatrics Fellowship Training Program was begun in June 2011. Our faculty continue to receive outstanding evaluations from residents, fellows and medical students in terms of their teaching and clinical activities and several were chosen as Best Infectious Diseases Doctors for 2011.