The Division of Infectious Diseases represents excellence in patient care, education and research at MU Health Care and MU School of Medicine. 

In alignment with MU School of Medicine, MU Health Care, and our Department of Medicine’s mission, the Division of Infectious Diseases’ mission is to save and improve lives through:

  • Excellent patient-centered care in infectious diseases.
  • Exemplary education in infectious diseases, to inspire learners and advance our profession.
  • Exemplary research in infectious diseases, driving discovery and innovation.

The clinical expertise of the division’s faculty members covers the full spectrum of infectious diseases, including but not limited to HIV/AIDS, tick-borne infections, orthopaedic infections, infections in immunocompromised individuals, travel medicine, and many others.

Our division offers a wide array of clinical and educational programs. The Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, within the guidelines established by the ACGME, trains fellows to become familiar with the presentation, natural history, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases through outpatient and inpatient care, divisional and departmental conferences, participation in research and independent learning. Graduates of our training program are fully prepared to enter independent private or academic practice. In collaboration with the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, we also offer a combined Infectious Diseases/Critical Care Fellowship Program. In this program, after completion of the two-year infectious diseases training, fellows pursue a third year of training in critical care medicine. Our division is widely recognized for its excellence in teaching medical students and internal medicine residents with our faculty members consistently receive teaching awards.