Infectious Diseases Clinical Programs
The Division has robust clinical programs focused in the inpatient and ambulatory settings. Outpatient activities encompass HIV/AIDS (Special Immunology Unit), general infectious diseases (including but not limited to orthopedic infections, complex wound infections, endovascular infections, and long-term antibiotic administration), transplant-associated infections, chronic hepatitis B and C, and travel medicine.
Faculty continue to staff the inpatient Carpenter Service which for admission of our HIV infected hospitalized patients as well as a variety of other infectious disease problems. The ID Consultation Service sees patients from all services in the institution except for pediatric cases. We have developed a cadre of community-based ID faculty members who serve 4 of the wholly owned institutions of University Hospitals.
New clinical areas established recently include an ID wound clinic, transplant ID clinic, a pulmonary-ID clinic, and outpatient antibiotic administration consultation.
The Division has performed at the 99th percentile in terms of wRVUs and is better than most other ID academic ID programs in the country. Cases seen in the inpatient and ambulatory areas continue to increase. Patient satisfaction with the attending staff on the Carpenter Service is high and increasing. The Division is spearheading infection control efforts related to emerging and healthcare-associated infections. Our faculty continue to receive outstanding evaluations from residents, fellows and medical students in terms of their teaching and clinical activities.