The Division of Infectious Diseases is at the forefront of research, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, travel medicine, transplant infectious diseases, and co-infection of HIV/HCV. In addition to the robust clinical services to those with HIV infection, the faculty in the division provide infectious disease consultation on both in-patient and out-patient service areas, offering expert guidance on travel medicine, hepatitis infections, antimicrobial resistance and diagnosis/treatment for bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic and viral infections.
The creation of the Institute for Advanced Medicine (IAM) throughout the Mount Sinai Health System was a top priority for the Division of Infectious Diseases. The Institute for Advanced Medicine has combined six HIV primary care centers coordinated to treat and care for more than 10,000 persons infected with HIV throughout the New York metropolitan area. The IAM unites the Mount Sinai Health System’s outstanding physicians and staff from multiple disciplines into one integrated program that provides accessible, affordable, and expert primary and specialty care to HIV patients as well as their friends and families. Specialty services include mental health, case management, social services, and coordinated clinical care in areas such as cardiology, dermatology, and nephrology. This large and coordinated mission will enable the IAM to serve as a leader in treatment, prevention and education in addition to providing researchers with tremendous opportunities for drug discovery, and will offer patients unique access to clinical trials.