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Richard Novak, MD, Section Chief

Burton Andersen, MD

Max Brito, MD, MPH

Ronald Hershow, MD, MPH

Fred Zar, MD

Susan Bleasdale, MD

Jeremy Young, MD, MPH

Mahesh Patel, MD

Olamide Jarrett, MD, MPH

Ivette Murphy, DO

Monica Sikka, MD

Jesica Herrick, MD, MS

Vjay Yeldandi, MD

Mahmood Ghassemi, PHD

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Welcome to the page of the Infectious Disease training program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. This is an exciting time to be entering the field of Infectious Diseases, and we are glad that you have decided to browse our webpage.

Our faculty members and fellows have a broad spectrum of interests, encompassing most of what is important and interesting in the field-e.g., studies of fungal virulence, viral and bacterial pathogenesis; studies of the host innate immune response to infections and neoplasia; clinical management of routine infectious diseases, transplant-related infections and refractory mycobacterial infections; international studies of HIV health care delivery and international educational initiatives; epidemiological studies of HIV, HCV and hospital related infections; and basic research related to bioterrorism.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is a state supported institution. Its hospital and clinics, the affiliated Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Hospital, the University of Illinois School of Public Health, and University of Illinois School of Pharmacy are all located on the University Campus on the West Side of Chicago. The basic sciences departments of the College of Medicine, including Microbiology and Immunology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics, are all located at the Medical Center campus. Together the two hospitals provide almost 1,000 inpatient beds and provide primary and tertiary care for a diverse patient population from all socioeconomic groups. Infectious Diseases trainees see a wide variety of infections, including infections with unusual pathogens that complicate transplantation and cancer therapy. Trainees also participate in a comprehensive HIV program that has been rated one of the best in the nation. The wonderful city of Chicago and its charm speak for themselves.

Once again, thanks for visiting and do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

Richard Novak, MD
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine

Max Brito, MD
Assistant Professor & Vice Chair of Medicine
Program Director of ID Fellowship