Infectious Diseases

Overview

The experts with UofL Physicians – Infectious Disease Associates are actively involved in patient care, research and teaching. Specialists assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases, including HIV, as well as the research and treatment of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

Our Infectious Diseases team also support 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 UofL Physicians – Infectious Disease Associates are improving the prevention and treatment of human disease.

Diseases & Conditions

The UofL Physicians – Infectious Disease Associates support 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
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diseases or health care issues acquired while traveling

Treatments & Services

  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Bone and Joint Infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Vaccine and International Travel Center
  • Our Research
  • Clinical and Translational Research Support Center

General Infectious Diseases

Specialists assist 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

Our team can manage patients with osteomyelitis, prosthetic joint infections, and other device-related bone and joint infections in collaboration with UofL Physicians in orthopedic surgery, hand surgery, and podiatry.

HIV/AIDS

UofL Physicians – Infectious Disease Associates currently manage 1,200 HIV/AIDS patients at the UofL and VA hospitals, as well as outpatient clinics. 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 Disease Associates provides 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.

Research

Infectious Disease experts with UofL Physicians have 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. Specialists have 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

Our Infectious Diseases specialists 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 ctrsc.net.

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Ruth M. Carrico, Ph.D., DNP, APRN, CIC

Specialty Areas: Vaccine & International Travel Center | Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Infection Control | Immunization | International Health and Travel |Vaccine Research | Refugee Health | Global Health

Primary Practice Location

Med Center One
Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dionyzia Dedina, APRN

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest:

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Infectious Diseases
UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 South Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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William Briggs, PA-C

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Infectious Diseases
UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 South Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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Mark V. Burns, M.D.

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Infectious Diseases
UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 South Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dawn Balcom, APRN

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

UofL Physicians – Infectious Diseases
UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 South Jackson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202
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Forest W. Arnold, D.O., MSc, FIDSA

Specialty Areas: Infectious Diseases | Vaccine & International Travel Center
Areas of Interest: Pneumonia | Infectious Diseases

Primary Practice Location

Med Center One
Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202

Locations & Contact

Med Center One

Vaccine & International Travel Center
501 East Broadway, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40202
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Call Us (502-852-6464)

UofL Physicians – Infectious Diseases

UofL Health - Jackson Street Outpatient Center
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Call Us (502-561-8844)

Accepted Insurance

UofL Physicians participates in most major health plans in Kentucky. Coverage may vary by specialty. Coverage limitations are dependent on the terms of your personal health plan. This is not a guarantee that all services you receive will be covered by your health plan. Review your health plan provider directory and/or consult with your plan to confirm coverage.

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