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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.

Egon A Ozer

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

My research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and other clinically relevant bacterial diseases. We are using comparative bacterial genomics to identify new genes and other factors that contribute to worse outcomes in patients infected with these bacteria.

Teresa R Zembower

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Pathology

Opportunistic infections, Transplant infectious disease

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...

Richard T D'Aquila

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Study of HIV persistence aims to develop a functional cure. This includes discovery of approaches to modulate cell proteins such as APOBEC3s, and translation to proof-of-concept clinical trials.

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.

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...

Steven Wolinsky

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Infectious diseases

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.

Alan R Hauser

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors such as the type III secretion, an apparatus that injects toxins directly into host cells. Other interests are the use of genomic approaches for the identification of novel virulence determinants and the development of novel translational approaches to treat bacterial infections. Our studies utilize a broad range of techniques, including molecular and cellular assays as well as animal models and e...

Gary Noskin

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Antimicrobial resistance, Infection of the immunocompromised host, Nosocomial infections

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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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We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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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.