Our Clinical Services

The Division of Infectious Disease at Brigham and Women's Hospital is a part of the Department of Medicine's (DOM) Brigham Medical Specialties (BMS) and is affiliated with the Harvard Medical School.

The Division provides a full range of clinical services to adult patients with bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic disease.

Members of the Division have extensive experience treating immunosuppressed patients, including those with HIV/AIDS, malignancy, organ transplantation, surgical site infections, tropical infectious diseases, infections of bones and joints, and those undergoing cancer treatment.

Watch the video to learn how BWH has developed plans to prepare for disease outbreaks due to the Ebola virus and other emerging infectious diseases. Or, read the Understanding the Ebola Epidemic video transcript.

Inpatient Consultation Service

We run an active inpatient consultation service comprised of five teams: three dedicated to general infectious diseases, with one focusing on HIV/AIDS patients, and two assigned to transplant and immune-compromised patients. Each team is staffed by an attending physician and a clinical fellow. Teams can also include residents and/or medical students completing monthly rotations.

Outpatient Clinics

We also run several outpatient clinics as well as organize clinical and vaccine trials programs. In addition to outpatient clinics for general infectious diseases, the division provides subspecialty outpatient clinics in HIV infection, tropical medicine, post-exposure prophylaxis, transplantation infectious diseases, and infectious diseases of women. The clinical staff consists of nine attending physicians, nine clinical fellows, four research nurses, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), two clinic nurses, two social workers and two patient coordinators.

Our clinical practice hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, excluding holidays. Attending physicians are on call 24 hours a day.

Please call (617) 732-8881 to schedule an appointment.

Global Health & Travel Clinic

Please call (617) 732-8881 to make an appointment prior to your travels.

The Travel Clinic at Brigham and Women's Hospital is run by Dr. James Maguire, a leading expert in tropical medicine and parasitology.

The ideal time for an initial consultation is 6-8 weeks before your trip; however we are able to accommodate last minute travelers.

Millions of people travel every year to destinations where they are exposed to health risks that they do not experience at home. These include traveler’s diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, high altitude sickness, and many, many others. There are also more common questions that arise during travel such as, how to deal with jet lag, when to take medications, or how safe public transportation will be upon arrival. Travel experts report that as much as 40% of travelers experience some illness while traveling. You can have a safer, healthier trip by contacting the BWH Travel Clinic for an appointment.

Click here for more information about our Travel Clinic.

Clinical Trials and Vaccine Trials

The Division is actively involved in a variety of clinical research activities related to novel therapeutics. In particular, we have on-going studies related to the treatment of resistant bacterial pathogens, fungi, and HIV. We are active participants in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). If you are interested in learning more about our Clinical Research Program, please contact Cheryl Keenan (ACTG) and Brian Engelson (HVTN). For a list of all Partners clinical trials studies click here.


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