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Tropical Medicine

Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Tropical Medicine - Consultation Service

Suspect an illness from your travels?

  • Call your primary care provider to discuss your illness.
  • Request that your primary care provider contact the Tropical Medicine Ambulatory Consultation Service to discuss the need for a referral for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Who should your provider contact?
    • Shone Sterner, Clinical Program Coordinator: 410-955-8931

Why do you need a referral?

  • Your primary care provider is, among other things, the coordinator of your overall health care. Everyone should have a primary care provider — a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
  • If non-infectious, non-tropical disease or non-travel related illnesses are discovered, you may need to have ongoing management of these conditions. For this reason, even if your insurance will allow a visit without a referral, we will only schedule a visit with a referral from your primary care provider.
  • The Tropical Medicine Ambulatory Consultation Service does not employ primary care providers but rather a team of experienced tropical medicine experts.

Payment Policy

Check with your insurance provider to see if this service is covered.

Further Information

Referring providers my print a consultation request form from this this page. Please contact our office for additional information or questions.

Tropical Medicine Ambulatory Consultation Service Faculty & Staff

Noreen A. Hynes, MD, MPH, DTM&H
Director, Tropical Medicine Consultation Service
Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Robin McKenzie, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Kawsar R. Talaat, MD
Instructor in Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Shone Sterner
Clinical Program Coordinator

Contact Information

Telephone: (410) 955-8931
Fax: (410) 614-2301