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Letter from the Clinical Director

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The Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases offers inpatient and outpatient consultative services as well as longitudinal HIV care. Long  a guiding mission, the Division faculty work to prevent illness, disability and death caused by infectious diseases. Besides general consultative advice, Centers within the Division offer additional focused expertise including viral hepatitis, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. Dedicated HIV Services, founded in 1984, include the Moore Clinic for outpatient care and the Polk unit, a 21-bed inpatient floor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Clinical faculty provide up-to-date and evidence-based care while maintaining a focus on patients who often have difficult diagnostic and management problems. Members of the division are adept at working with physicians through many adult medical disciplines both at Johns Hopkins and referring facilities to provide the best advice. Division clinicians also care for diverse patient populations from Baltimore City to surrounding regions as well as internationally.

Clinical research trials are offered by many of our specialists which provide additional opportunities for care of infectious diseases as well as expanding medical knowledge. Faculty are often cited as exemplary clinical role models for students, housestaff and fellows.

Clinical services are offered in several settings. Inpatient consultative care occurs at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and includes a dedicated service for patients with transplanted organs. Faculty serve as primary attending physicians for patients hospitalized at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Polk Unit for HIV-related illnesses. Outpatient longitudinal HIV care occurs at two locations: the Moore Clinic located within the main medical complex of Johns Hopkins as well as the Greenspring Station satellite conveniently situated just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Lutherville, Maryland. General Infectious Diseases outpatient consultations are also found at the Greenspring Station facility. Division faculty also provide care through Baltimore City clinics specializing in tuberculosis care and sexually transmitted diseases.

The division is building new programs that will seek to offer dedicated care for patients with infectious diseases associated with malignancies as well as coordinating care for patients needing outpatient parenteral antibiotics.  

Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.  
The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases