Discovering treatments to improve outcomes

Discovering treatments to improve outcomes

A Message fron the Chief

South Florida is disproportionately affected by infectious agents including HIV and Zika. Our faculty have the background that is up to the task of combatting these agents. The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine is committed to providing outstanding clinical care for the management of infectious diseases. Through cutting-edge research, we are discovering better ways to prevent and treat infections and to improve short and long-term health outcomes. We are able to rapidly respond to emerging infectious diseases threats. Coordinated programs to deal with HIV/AIDS and Zika are in place. We educate the ID physicians and researchers of tomorrow by committing to a vibrant and integrated mentoring program.

The ID Faculty have national and international recognition for their expertise in basic science and clinical research in infectious diseases. This expertise encompasses HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, healthcare-associated infections, genitourinary infections, transplant and oncologic complications and travel-related illnesses. ID Faculty have leadership roles in antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and patient safety at the University of Miami and its partnering hospitals. ID Faculty play a central role in the education and training of our next generation of ID providers in the US but also in clinical outreach and exchange with partnering Health Centers in Columbia, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Brazil.

These programs provide exciting training opportunities that provide our Fellows with training in the management of infections that are not commonly encountered in the continental US. Our mission is to translate advances in research for the prevention and improved management of infectious diseases and to train the next generation of ID researchers and clinical specialists.

Sincerely,

Mario Stevenson, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Institute of AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases