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Letter from the Clinical Director

Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

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 and clinicians work to treat and 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 (such as Hepatitis C), tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and travel-related health. Dedicated HIV Services, founded in 1984, include the Moore Clinic for outpatient care and the Polk unit, a 24-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, house staff 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 as well as oncology-related infections. Faculty serve as primary attending physicians for patients hospitalized at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Polk Unit for HIV-related illnesses. Outpatient longitudinal HIV care occur at locations: the Moore Clinic located within the main medical complex of Johns Hopkins, the Green Spring Station satellite conveniently situated just outside the Baltimore Beltway in Lutherville, Maryland as well as other sites throughout the state of Maryland for patients at some distance from the main clinics. Advice for other infectious diseases occurring in the outpatient setting include both East Baltimore and Green Spring Station facilities. Division faculty also provide care through Baltimore City clinics specializing in tuberculosis care and sexually transmitted diseases.

Our faculty will work with you and your regular physicians in order to provide the best advice and care.  Whether straightforward infections or diagnostic dilemmas, we hope to help you toward better health.

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