About Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine

The Section of Infectious Diseases, part of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, offers inpatient and outpatient consultative services in all aspects of infectious diseases.

Our clinical faculty is comprised of the following groups:

Physicians in our Faculty Group Practice provide inpatient consultation services at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, Houston Methodist Hospital, Kindred Hospital, and Specialty Select Hospital, along with outpatient Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine services at the Baylor Clinic.

Physicians credentialed with the Harris Health System provide inpatient consultation services at Ben Taub Hospital, outpatient HIV-related services at Thomas Street Medical Center, and outpatient Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine services at the Smith Clinic.

Physicians credentialed with Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center provide both inpatient and outpatient consultations. MEDVAMC outpatient clinic offers veterans a wide variety of services including general infectious diseases consultations, management of chronic hepatitis, primary care to HIV-infected patients, follow-up of patients on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy and evaluation of transplant patients.

Physicians affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Center provide both inpatient consultations and outpatient clinic services at their institution.

Our award-winning faculty members provide excellent patient care, train the next generation of infectious disease specialists, conduct research that advances our knowledge of infectious diseases, and translate that knowledge to clinical care.

We see patients referred from all over the world with all types of infections, including inpatient consultations for those with severe infections related to complications from other diseases or surgical procedures, and outpatients with infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat.

We deliver excellent care through state-of-the-art treatments and a heartfelt compassion for each individual we treat. Through our computerized medical record system, we can instantly communicate with other specialists involved with each patient, improving collaboration and the quality of care delivered. We also offer an onsite infusion center, making intravenous antibiotic therapy easy and convenient for our patients.