The UMMC Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) boasts a diverse group of faculty with interests in a wide variety of disciplines in infectious diseases and excels in UMMC's core missions of patient care, education and research.
The division offers clinical services across UMMC's hospitals and clinics system, along with the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Hospital system. Our ID faculty provide subspecialty infectious disease inpatient consultation along with outpatient care for a variety of chronic infectious syndromes, including HIV, sexually transmitted infections, chronic viral hepatitis, mycobacterial infections, bone infections, and infections in foreign travelers. Our ID clinicians also deliver public health service with the Mississippi State Department of Health in tuberculosis control and HIV/STD care.
In addition to direct patient care, members of our division lead campus-wide patient safety and quality initiatives, from improving hand hygiene practices to hospital epidemiology/infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. The stewardship program began in 2012 and has developed a culture of smart antibiotic prescribing practices throughout the UMMC system. Under the guidance of UMMC's infectious diseases physicians, UMMC has been named an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Our division runs the state's largest HIV clinic, delivering a much-needed service to Mississippi's HIV-infected population. The division also cultivates a robust research infrastructure in HIV and sexually transmitted infections, developing our understanding of HIV/STD infection and prevention in underrepresented populations.