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Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Indiana University School of Medicine focuses on improving the health of local and global communities by preventing and treating a variety of infectious diseases. The division includes 44 faculty, 7 adjunct ID pharmacists, four to six fellows-in-training, and dozens of valued administrative, educational, and research support staff.

The division provides expert infectious diseases clinical care in Indianapolis at IU Health's downtown academic health center and suburban facilities, at Sydney & Lois Eskenazi Health, and at Richard L. Roudebush Indianapolis VA Medical Center. The division takes particular pride in caring for people with HIV at these venues, which include two Ryan White federally-funded Tier 1 clinics.

The division's $5 million NIH, CDC, and industry-funded research portfolio supports investigations in HIV, malaria, sexually transmitted infections (including HPV, Hemophilus ducreyi, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Chlamydia trachomatis), group B streptococus, and Clostridium difficile. Infectious diseases faculty are renowned for their innovation, from development of the Gardasil HPV vaccine to the invention of the Histoplasma and Legionella antigen rapid diagnostic tests. The division also supports numerous investigator-initiated and commercially-sponsored clinical trials to bring new therapeutics to the clinic. HIV clinical and research global health programs are also internationally recognized for their excellence and leadership by divisional faculty, primarily through collaboration with the AMPATH HIV clinical care programs in Western Kenya.

The division is particularly proud of the growing fellowship program in producing the next generation of well-trained infectious diseases clinicians and physician-scientists. Funding opportunities are available for those interested in a dedicated and extended research training experience.

Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
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Samir K. Gupta, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases

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Aaron Ermel, MD
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Infectious diseases research at IU School of Medicine focuses on HPV, malaria, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Several faculty participate in the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS consortium to provide a globally diverse set of HIV/AIDS data.

Clinical Care

Clinical sites for the Division of Infectious Diseases include IU Health University Hospital, IU Health West Multispecialty Clinic, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health Saxony Hospital, IUHP Infectious Diseases Methodist Clinic, Eskenazi Health, and the Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center.



The Infectious Diseases team offers an ACGME-accredited, multi-campus fellowship program with tracks in HIV, Infection Prevention, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Medical Education, Private Practice, and Global Health.