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Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Overview

The Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center is an international center of excellence in infectious disease inpatient and outpatient treatment, research and infectious disease fellowship training. Everything we do is centered on improving health and preventing infectious diseases at the level of the patient, the hospital and the global community.

For patients and referring physicians: Expect the best

Expect comprehensive, compassionate and confidential care for every type of infectious disease, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. We solve problems and are here to help with the most up-to-date treatments.

If we meet you as an inpatient, we are happy to follow you after discharge in our outpatient clinic until your problem is resolved.  Outpatient specialties include any infectious disease, comprehensive HIV care, travel medicine, complex wound care, outpatient IV antibiotics and the evaluation of patients before and after solid organ or bone marrow transplantation.

Communication with your referring doctor is our highest priority. We value the importance of including primary care or other referring physicians throughout your time in our care.

For trainees and researchers: Everything you need to succeed

Our state-of-the-art research in bacterial, HIV and other viral and parasitic disease spans basic science, clinical research, outcomes and translational research both in the U.S. and multiple international sites.

The Division’s high standards for medical training are combined with a rich environment of teaching at all levels, including our ACGME-accredited Infectious Diseases Fellowship. Our research budget of over $4 million includes $1 million for structured, mentored research training to help our fellows become independently funded academic researchers.  To this end we also provide funded higher education for MPH, MS or PhD degrees at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences in Boston, MA.

For the hospital community: Patient safety is #1

We promote patient safety through our infection control and epidemiology efforts.  For example, our Antimicrobial Management Team helps control the spread of resistant microbes by promoting appropriate use of antibiotics.  We also provide collegial, same-day inpatient consultations to our physician colleagues on any aspect of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, with close communication and coordination with multiple specialists.  We are available for emergency consultation 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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