Transplant/Oncology Infectious Diseases
The transplant and oncology infectious disease inpatient consultation service is staffed year-round by Division faculty, fellows and a nurse practitioner with expertise in treating infections in this unique patient population. Close coordination with transplant surgeons and oncology teams underscores a multidisciplinary approach to care that takes into account a patient’s immunosuppressive therapy, potential for complex drug-drug interactions and vulnerability to an uncommon subset of viral, fungal and parasitic infections.
The outpatient infectious disease clinical practice of the Division is staffed by faculty, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants during weekdays. The clinic provides comprehensive monitoring of patients discharged on long-term home intravenous antibiotic therapy and continuity of care for patients seen in the hospital by the inpatient consultation service. The clinic also provides consultation to patients referred by physicians in the community for diagnostic evaluation and management of transplant and oncology infectious diseases.