Co-Chairs: William G. Powderly, MD and Jennifer A. Philips, MD, PhD
The mission of the Infectious Diseases Division in the Department of Internal Medicine is to provide excellent patient care and to train medical students, residents and fellows to diagnose and treat simple and complex infections. The fellowship program also provides training in clinical and laboratory based research to the future academic leaders in this important subspecialty. The Infectious Diseases Division is comprised of two sections led by two Co-Directors who work closely together to maintain a cohesive, fully integrated program. Dr. William G. Powderly, the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine, heads the clinical section which manages patient care and the teaching responsibilities of the Division and provides a full complement of clinical research. Dr. Jennifer A. Philips heads the basic sciences research mission of the division. This structure ensures that the clinical, teaching and research goals of the Division receive equally strong commitment and support and provide excellent opportunities for training ranging from clinical practice to clinical, translational, and laboratory based research.