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About Us

The Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine engages in a broad range of patient care, research, and educational activities.

Patient Care

AIDS Center

Patient care and consultation is provided for hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with every variety of infectious disease, including bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, HIV infection, hospital-acquired infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infections related to surgery, transplantation, trauma, and cancer therapy. Our New York State designated AIDS Center provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for persons with HIV infection. The Infection Prevention Program for Strong Memorial Hospital, based within our division, tracks and investigates nosocomial infections and implements practices to prevent disease transmission.


Cassie Newkirk, Lab Tech IVResearch programs within the Infectious Diseases Division are primarily supported by NIH awards and include an AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU), an HIV Vaccine Trials Unit (HVTU), a New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE) and a Respiratory Pathogens Research Center (RPRC). Clinical trials conducted by our division are supported by the Clinical Trials Processing Lab. This lab is a fee-for-service lab that supports clinical trials across the URMC. We also have a strong basic science research program in Influenza, HIV, HPV, RSV and Dengue immunology and virology.


The Infectious Diseases Division is committed to the education of medical students, residents, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows as well as the continued education of our faculty. Our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, encompassing advanced clinical and research training, has produced infectious diseases specialists since 1970, including many leaders in the fields of virology and clinical infectious diseases. Our educational mission also extends to community physicians across western New York.