About the Division
Creating New Paths in Education, Exploration and Patient Care
The Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine is committed to comprehensive patient care, high caliber research and innovative medical education for medical students, post-doctoral trainees and professional colleagues.
The Division's three-part mission is enhanced through developing collaborations with the:
- The Department of Pathology
- Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
- The Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute
- The College of Arts and Sciences
- The College of Veterinary Medicine
- The College of Public Health
- Columbus Public Health
- The Ohio Department of Health
- The Department of Pharmacy
- Nationwide Children's Hospital
We invite you to explore these pages to see how the Division meets your needs.
Each year physicians, fellows and staff in the Division care for patients with a wide range of serious and life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis, and HIV/AIDS.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Infectious diseases faculty play an integral role in the optimization of antimicrobial use and improved patient outcomes within the Medical Center as part of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP).
The Division offers an innovative clinical inpatient and outpatient training and research environment for medical students, residents and Infectious Diseases fellows.
Division faculty are funded for major clinical studies, including:
- community-acquired pneumonia
- other bacterial infections
- fungal infections
- viral infections
- as well as microbial pathogenesis
and is spearheading a major collaborative effort in pathogenesis through its newly established Center for Microbial Interface Biology.
Clinical facilities include:
The Ohio State University Medical Center, with 923 licensed beds, including:
- TheUniversity Hospitals with its full-service medical Clinic Microbiology and Immunology laboratories and a Clinical Epidemiology Program
- The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute
- OSU East
- The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital
Outpatient care is provided in the Infectious Diseases Clinic, a full-time clinic with dedicated staff.
Research facilities include:
There is a broad mix of laboratory facilities, including BSL-III laboratories for hazardous specimens.