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Infectious Diseases

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The Division of Infectious Diseases is committed to understanding the underlying mechanisms of infectious diseases and developing new and more effective ways to cure and prevent them. This commitment is displayed through our unwavering dedication to research, clinical care and education."

– Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

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Babafemi O. Taiwo, MBBS

What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

Robert L Murphy

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and McCormick School of Engineering

HIV infection, viral hepatitis, antiviral drug development, global health research

Eun-Young Kim

Research Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research focuses on molecular evolutionary mechanisms of HIV/SIV/influenza in host defense, antiretroviral drug resistance and genetic variation in HIV, HIV susceptibility to HIV infection and disease progression, and how host genetics and immunity affects HIV/influenza infection and dynamics. Research includes next generation sequencing of HIV and host genes and transcriptome to pursue a detailed genetic interrogation of host and virus interactions and host genes that regulate HIV or influenza infection.

Valentina Stosor

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Dr. Stosor is engaged in the clinical care of immunocompromised patients, including organ cell transplant recipients and those with HIV/HCV co-infection. My clinical research interests include: 1. HIV and organ transplantation, 2. HIV and HCV co-infection, 3. infectious diseases outcomes after organ transplantation, and 4. infectious diseases outcomes in mechanical circulatory support recipients.

Chad J Achenbach

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), McCormick School of Engineering and Preventive Medicine

My research is focused on ways to improve treatment and outcomes of patients with HIV on antiretroviral therapy. In particular, I am interested in strategies of HIV eradication, broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies, and the epidemiology of HIV-associated cancers.

Ramon Lorenzo Redondo

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My work focuses on viral evolution and the interaction between viruses and the host during infection. My main interests are RNA viruses, specially HIV-1, evolutionary biology, and genomics. The ultimate goal of my research is to understand the virus-host system and its evolutionary properties in order to develop the best treatments and prevention strategies for human viral infections.

Brian Mustanski

Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science), Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Co-Director of the NIDA Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology. His research focuses on the health and development of LGBTQ youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention. He has been a Principal Investigator of over $40 million in federal and foundation grants and has published over 215 journal articles in the areas of HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance use. In 2017, NBC News se...

Michael P Angarone

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Medical Education

My primary clinical interest is in the care of individuals infected with HIV and the complications of HIV infection, including oppurtunistic infections, cancers and metabolic disease. I also specialize in the care of infections seen in recipients of solid organ and stem cell transplants and the evaluation of persons prior to transplantation. Other specific interests that I have are sexually transmitted infections and fungal infections.

Sarah H Sutton

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

As the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, I join forces with Infectious Disease pharmacists and the other hospital epidemiologists here at NMH. Our mission is to provide education, policy, and research that helps prescribers use antibiotics wisely. As an infectious disease physician, I care for a wide range of patients, particularly women with HIV. With maternal fetal medicine specialists and the NMH ID Clinic staff, I care for pregnant women with HIV infection. Our shared goals are to reduce maternal to child HIV transmission and to empower HIV-infected women to take e...

Maureen K Bolon

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial Resistance, Antimicrobial Utilization, Healthcare Associated Infections

Linda A Teplin

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry), Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Linda A. Teplin is the Director of the Health Disparities and Public Policy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the Primary Investigator for the Northwestern Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of mental health needs and outcomes of delinquent youth after detention. For nearly two decades, the Northwestern Project has tracked and re-interviewed nearly 2000 participants, first recruited when they entered the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention center when they were ages 10-18 years. The Northwestern Project assesses a broad range of out...

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The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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You can contact MaryPat Mauro for more information on supporting the Division of Infectious Diseases at 312-503-1090 or marypat.mauro@northwestern.edu.