Discovering treatments to improve outcomes

Discovering treatments to improve outcomes

Division at a Glance

Over the last five years our division has grown by 50% to meet the ever-changing demands of infectious diseases prevention, treatment, and care. Through vibrant and integrated Infectious Diseases Fellowships and mentoring programs, we are educating the infectious disease physicians and researchers of tomorrow. 
 
Under the careful mentorship of nationally and internationally recognized faculty with expertise in basic science and clinical research encompassing HIV/AIDS and its co-morbidities, Hepatitis C, tuberculosis, healthcare-associated infections, genitourinary infections, transplant and oncologic complications, and travel-related illnesses, physicians are exposed to leading areas of research in the field of infectious diseases.  
 
By recruiting top talent and fostering strong leadership roles in antimicrobial stewardship, infectious control, and patient safety at the University of Miami and partnering hospitals, our faculty guides future physicians and researchers toward a vibrant career with education and training opportunities in the United States, Columbia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Brazil. 

Message from the chief

Decorative Image of the Chief of Infectious Diseases There are approximately 119,661 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Florida (FLDH) and the epicenter for this epidemic is located right here in South Florida. With approximately 26,632 individuals living with HIV in Miami (AIDSVu), we boast the highest rate of new HIV diagnosis in the United States. This is why our division is committed to the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America, an initiative proposing to reduce new HIV infections in the United States by 90% by 2030.  
 
Through cutting-edge research, we are discovering better ways to prevent and treat infections to improve short and long-term health outcomes for those with HIV/AIDS, as well as other infectious diseases. Together our division, along with partnering hospitals and community organizations, is engaged in research and clinical initiatives aimed at reaching the at-risk communities in our area. Join us as we work towards a better future for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other critical infectious diseases.  
 
For more information on the Infectious Diseases Division and HIV education efforts in South Florida, visit our Facebook page here.