The Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Internal Medicine is highly active in patient care, research, and education. Our division includes 25 full-time faculty and has numerous close affiliations with other clinical and basic science departments. We provide patient care and consultation for both hospitalized and ambulatory patients in all areas of infectious disease. The division is committed to providing excellent medical education and is actively engaged in training clinicians and scientists including fellows, residents, medical students, basic science investigators, and other specialists. Our microbial pathogenesis to conducting clinical trials and involve longstanding collaborations with Pathology, Microbiology, and other basic science departments.
In addition to the General Infectious Diseases service, we have a number of programs offering specialized services and expertise.
Infection is a leading complication in patients who receive solid organ transplants. We have faculty who specialize in this area and are involved with preventing and treating transplant-related infections
Specialized care of HIV/AIDS patients is offered through a comprehensive clinical program at the Specialty Care Clinic
Healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention direction is provided to Nebraska Medicine by the division. An active Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is also in place and directed by members of the division.
Bone and Joint infections create unique situations requiring specialized and collaborative care, and UNMC has one of the few Orthopedic ID programs in the country
Infectious Diseases also is involved in a bioterrorism research and preparedness program. Medical direction is provided for the hospital’s Biocontainment unit, one of only three such facilities in the United States.
Specialized care in close collaboration with our highly respected oncology department is provided for this class of immunocompromised patients