Infectious Diseases - Overview
The Division of Infectious Diseases was established in 1966 at the Brown Medical School. It provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient infectious disease care at The Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals, Memorial Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Women and Infants Hospital. The mission of the Division is to provide state of the art care for all patients with any type of infectious disease, to teach and mentor medical students, house officers and fellows in the art and science of infectious diseases, and to pursue clinical and basic research that investigates the manifestations and treatment of infectious diseases. The Division Director is Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, FIDSA.
The Division has a number of areas of expertise including Bacteriology, Global Health, HIV/AIDS, Infection Control, Virology and sepsis research. The Division is active in clinical, translational, and basic science research and in FY2013 received close to 15 million dollars in external funding. The Division hosts a 2 year clinical fellowship in infectious diseases and an NIH funded T32 fellowship in clinical research on infections related to substance abuse. Members of the Division are active teachers within the Brown University Department of Medicine and work closely with the Brown University Program in Public Health, and the Brown Global Health Initiative.