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Department and Faculty

More than 30 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 participates 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, including:

  • General infectious diseases
  • Intensive care unit infectious diseases
  • Orthopedic infectious diseases
  • Solid organ and hematopoietic cell transplantation infectious diseases
  • Neurosurgery infectious diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology infectious diseases

Outpatient infectious disease consultation offers specialized evaluations to patients referred by their physicians for the assessment and management of suspected or proven infections. Fellows participate in a weekly half-day clinic assignment to provide ambulatory care experience in infectious diseases.

HIV Clinic and Research Laboratory

The Mayo Clinic HIV clinic provides specialized treatment for patients who have been exposed to or diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (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.

Travel & Tropical Medicine Clinic

Mayo Clinic's travel & tropical medicine clinic educates and immunizes people traveling to foreign countries and treats patients who return from foreign countries with an illness.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, faculty in the Department of Infectious Diseases is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge.

Infectious diseases specialists possess expertise and competence in both clinical care and teaching abilities and provide one-on-one supervision and instruction to all fellows in the program.

Throughout their training, infectious diseases fellows have direct access to faculty who have published and lectured extensively.

Infectious diseases faculty has established and maintains an environment of inquiry and scholarship.

An active research component is an integral part of the program.

Advisors and Mentors

Faculty mentors provide career guidance, advice and personal support. Fellows are assigned to a mentor at the beginning of the program. Mentors also serve as a contact point to introduce you and your family to Rochester, Minn. 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
  • Meetings with subspecialty fellows
  • Noon and morning lectures

Read bios of doctors in infectious diseases.

Read profiles of researchers in infectious diseases.

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