Penn State Infectious Diseases
Our division members are actively engaged in patient care, teaching and education, basic, translational, and clinical research, administration, and service within Penn State and beyond. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our activities and the people in the division who make it happen.
The mission of Penn State Hershey Infectious Diseases is to provide world class clinical care, advance the understanding of microbial pathogenesis, discover new ways to prevent and treat infectious diseases, and train the physicians of the future. Our physicians lead research studies to determine the usefulness of novel treatments, and laboratory research to advance the basic knowledge of microbial pathogens. Our faculty physicians are board certified in the subspecialty of Infectious Diseases.
We offer a two-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases subspecialty training that provides a broad education in clinical areas including inpatient consultations, intensive care, outpatient clinics, HIV/AIDS, hospital epidemiology and infection control, clinical microbiology, and travel medicine. Our faculty members provide a curriculum with didactic and interactive teaching sessions, current literature reviews, and opportunities to engage in basic, translational, and clinical research projects.
Our physicians, nurses, and social workers form multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive services in the diagnosis and medical management of infectious diseases. Our clinical activities include the care of those affected with complicated, unusual, or difficult to manage infections in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our providers have extensive clinical experience in the care of patients living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and we are actively involved in clinical research for the study of novel treatments for HIV. In 1999, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center HIV/AIDS program was awarded an HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) grant under the Ryan White Care Act, Title III. The goal of this grant is to provide high quality comprehensive medical care to HIV-infected people. We have developed cutting edge information systems to ensure high quality care and social networking sites to keep patients engaged in their care.
To learn more about our clinical services and providers, research, and educational activities, please navigate through our site. We are glad you are interested in the Penn State Hershey Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Division.
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