About the Section
The Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine provides outstanding state-of-the-art clinical care and creates and applies knowledge through research, scientific discovery, and medical education and training locally and globally; all done with innovation and compassion to advance health and wellness. Its membership includes more than 35 faculty members and 15 trainees. The infectious diseases faculty were authors on more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and eight book chapters and the primary members of the section had $21,925,218 in research direct costs funding in 2019-2020. The section values diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, training, and patients.
The section is the primary academic unit serving the clinical adult infectious diseases research community within Baylor College of Medicine. The Section provides outstanding medical education leadership and teaching at the College, including the School of Medicine, the School of Allied Health Sciences, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the National School of Tropical Medicine. The Section’s faculty lead and/or provide a substantial number of lectures for the School of Medicine’s core course on Infectious Diseases, the National School of Tropical Medicine’s Diploma in Tropical Medicine course, and the School of Health Professions lectures and case studies on infectious diseases.
Our faculty have well-established research programs in addition to collaborative relationships with researchers across Baylor College of Medicine and other academic institutions. Research projects range from molecular to clinical and include all categories of microorganisms.
The section’s physicians provides most of the adult infectious diseases clinical care in Baylor College of Medicine’s affiliated hospitals and outpatient practices.