Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Division of Infectious Diseases

Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases!

Our faculty, fellows and staff aspire to make our Division one of the top five nationwide by providing state-of-the-art care that is easily accessible by patients, by performing cutting edge research on clinically relevant areas of infectious diseases, by training the next generation of infectious disease physicians, and by implementing programs to protect the public health from epidemic infections.

Inpatient infectious disease (ID) consult teams round at UPMC Presbyterian University Hospital, UPMC Mercy Hospital, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the VA Pittsburgh Health System (VAPHS). Outpatients are seen in our newly renovated Center for Care of Infectious Diseases (CCID) located on the 7th floor of the Falk Medical Building, and also at the UPMC Mercy Center. Clinical services include general ID, surgical ID, transplant ID, outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT), HIV/AIDS Care, HIV Prevention, Travel Health, and Fecal Microbiota Transplant. Telemedicine consults are available for patients at UPMC Northwest and UPMC Bedford with further expansion of services expected.

Through the development of "cutting edge" laboratory and clinical research we are improving the standard-of-care for treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. A vital activity of the ID Division is laboratory, translational and clinical research. Major research strengths of the ID Division are in HIV-AIDS, transplant ID, antimicrobial resistance, nosocomial and community-acquired infections. Our active research programs offer patients the opportunity to participate in research studies, which improve how we diagnose, monitor and treat infectious diseases.

We are developing knowledgeable and respected researchers, clinicians and educators through mentoring in our fellowship training program. Medical students and residents also receive rigorous training in ID. Division faculty provide exceptional educational opportunities for graduate students, medical students, medical residents and postdoctoral PhD and MD fellows.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We welcome any inquiries you might have for additional information.


John W. Mellors, M.D.
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Endowed Chair for Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS
Professor of Medicine