Department and Faculty

More than 35 physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric infectious diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases offers hospital-based consultation and specialized treatment for patients with infections or who develop infections while hospitalized. Mayo's large inpatient practice has a census of at least 100 patients at any given time.

Mayo faculty members participate in clinical focus groups that provide specialized care to subgroups of infectious disease patients and academically help staff develop expertise in focused areas of infectious diseases.

Fellows rotating on these consultative services work with a dedicated faculty member:

  • General infectious diseases (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Intensive care unit infectious diseases
  • Orthopedic infectious diseases
  • Solid-organ and hematopoietic cell transplantation infectious diseases
  • Neurosurgery infectious diseases
  • Hematology/oncology infectious diseases
  • Virtual TB service (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TB program, covering 11 states)
  • HIV Clinic
  • Federal Medical Center infectious diseases clinic
  • Travel and tropical medicine
  • E-health and telemedicine
  • Infection control and practice
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Subconsultant general infectious diseases rotation (third year only)

HIV Clinic and HIV Research Laboratory

The HIV Clinic provides specialized treatment for more than 400 patients who have HIV or AIDS.

Mayo's HIV Research Laboratory studies the effects of viral proteins and viral infections on the regulation of the immune system and clinical HIV disease course. Find out more about research in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic

Mayo Clinic's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic educates and immunizes people traveling to foreign countries and treats patients who return from foreign countries with an illness.


See bios of Division of Infectious Disease faculty members.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty mentors provide career guidance, advice and personal support. Fellows pick a mentor at the beginning of the program. Mentors also serve as a contact point to introduce you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many renowned professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work and share information in many venues. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Hospital rounds
  • Infection and Immunity Research Club
  • HIV lecture series
  • Meetings with subspecialty fellows
  • Noon and morning lectures
March 17, 2015