Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Disease at Brigham & Women's Hospital (BWH) is under the Department of Medicine and is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS). We provide the highest quality patient care and exceptional consultative service to the BWH community while advancing the hospital’s goals of fostering innovative biomedical research and teaching. The division comprises a diversified group of clinicians, clinical and laboratory investigators, epidemiologists, and social scientists.

Our Mission

The mission of the Division is to provide excellent inpatient and outpatient care and consultative services to the BWH patient and healthcare communities; to teach clinical infectious diseases to our medical students and postgraduate fellows; to create educational materials that widely disseminate knowledge of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases; and to conduct creative basic biomedical laboratory, patient-oriented and population-based research to develop effective approaches reducing the global burden of infectious and infection-related diseases.

Our Services

The Division has established several outstanding ambulatory and inpatient consultative teams, prepared to address infectious disease-related illness. Exceptional student, resident, and fellow teaching and training enhance HMS education in related areas. Faculty and trainee research focuses on HIV/AIDS therapeutics and vaccine development; basic research in HIV and viral oncology; novel therapeutic approaches to infection and cancer in immunocompromised patients; healthcare-associated infections; molecular pathogenesis, prevention, and immune therapeutics for virus-induced malignant diseases and for bacterial, mycobacterial and fungal infections; studies of the human intestinal microbiota; mechanisms of herpesvirus persistence; cell growth and survival pathways subverted by pathogens; clinical and epidemiologic research; worldwide surveillance of antibiotic resistance; partnership with colleagues in the Division of Global Health Equity in developing new approaches to the sustainable prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in Massachusetts and in resource-limited settings.  

Please browse our website to learn more about the care available within our division. We thank you for choosing us.

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