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Department of Medicine

Message from the Chief

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Vice Chair for Faculty and Staff Development, Thomas Giordano, M.D., M.P.H.

The Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine provides outstanding care for patients and comprehensive clinical and research training in infectious diseases to fellows, residents and students, while advancing knowledge of infections and immunity through cutting-edge research in basic science, clinical science, epidemiology, health services research and outcomes research.

Our clinical faculty is comprised of four groups. Physicians in our Baylor Medicine Practice provide in-patient consultation services at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, and Texas Children's Legacy Tower, along with outpatient clinic services at the McNair Clinic.

Physicians affiliated with the Harris Health System provide inpatient consultation services at Ben Taub Hospital, outpatient HIV care and prevention services at Thomas Street Health Center and Northwest Health Center, and infectious diseases and tropical medicine clinic services at the Smith Clinic.

Physicians affiliated with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center provide both inpatient consultations and outpatient clinic services at each of their respective institutions.

Our faculty's award-winning physician-educators and researchers work in all of these clinical centers, providing unparalleled breadth and depth of clinical and research experiences for our trainees and junior faculty. Baylor College of Medicine also houses the nation's only National School for Tropical Medicine, in which many of our faculty have joint appointments. Stipends for research training in laboratory-based research, patient-based research, and global and public health research are available through an NIH-T32 training grant based in the section.

Thomas Giordano, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases