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Infectious Diseases

Infectious Disease Treatment

UofL Physicians - Infectious Diseases,  is actively involved in patient care, research and teaching. The practice assists in the diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases, including 1,200 HIV patients in the ambulatory clinics of the University of Louisville and the Veterans Administration hospital. In addition, the UofL Physicians infectious disease specialists are focused on the research and treatment of pneumonia and other common respiratory diseases.

Our Infectious Diseases practice also supports the Vaccine and International Travel Center, which provides efficient, personalized and comprehensive pre-travel medical services, including detailed information about the latest immunization requirements and recommendations for travel destinations.

With their involvement in both research and patient care, the staff of UofL Physicians - Infectious Diseases is improving the prevention and treatment of human disease.

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Disease ResearchThe UofL Physicians-Infectious Diseases staff supports research, diagnosis and treatment of a range of infectious diseases, including:

  • General infectious diseases (pneumonia, Influenza, tick-borne diseases, infections, respiratory pathogens, etc.)
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Diseases or health care issues acquired while traveling

General Infectious Diseases

The practice assists with the management of various infectious diseases such as pneumonia, Influenza and other emerging respiratory pathogens, tick-borne diseases, and healthcare-associated infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms.

Bone and Joint Infections

The practice assists with the management of patients with osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, and other device-related bone and joint infections in collaboration with the departments of orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and podiatry.


The UofL Physicians - Infectious Diseases staff currently manages 1,200 HIV/AIDS patients at the University of Louisville and Veterans Administration hospitals, as well as outpatient clinics at the University of Louisville (550 Clinic). Physicians also assist with management of HIV infected individuals in the prison and jail system through the Kentucky TeleHealth Network.

Vaccine and International Travel Center

UofL Physicians - Infectious Diseases provide efficient, personalized and comprehensive pre- and post-travel vaccinations, along with other travel-related recommendations (e.g. chemoprophylaxis), as well as non-travel-related vaccination services. To learn more, visit the Vaccine and International Travel Center page.

Our Research

The infectious diseases practice has recently been awarded contracts from both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to study patients with respiratory tract infections. The contract with the NIH involves the utilization of point-of-care microbiological testing in the emergency department to target anti-bacterial therapy in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. The contract with the CDC is to evaluate the impact of early administration of anti-influenza therapy for patients hospitalized with lower-respiratory tract infections due to influenza. The practice has also established an international database for the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO), which includes over 7,000 patients from over 25 countries. The infectious diseases staff is building databases of patients with HIV and osteomyelitis, and is conducting multiple sponsored clinical trials.

Clinical and Translational Research Support Center

Members of the Infectious Diseases practice have developed a clinical and translational research support center (CTRSC) to assist investigators from the University of Louisville and other national and international institutions with all aspects of clinical and translational research. Information on the CTRSC can be found at

Physicians in this practice may not see patients at all locations listed below. For details, please call the appointment line for the location you are interested in visiting.

Offices and Clinics

  • 550 Clinic, Ambulatory Care Building
    550 S. Jackson St.
    2nd Floor, 550 Clinic
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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  • Vaccine & International Travel Center
    Med Center One, 501 E. Broadway
    Suite 100
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Louisville Hospital
  • Robley Rex VA Medical Center
  • 550 Clinic

The doctors of the UofL Physicians - Infectious Diseases practice are all highly trained and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Several have pursued advanced fellowship training at distinguished universities throughout the world. The infectious diseases practice has more than 25 years experience in clinical research with an increasing focus in recent years on clinical and translational research.

Next Steps

For more information or to make an appointment,
call 502-588-6000