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Infectious Diseases

Nurse and patient

As a growing global concern, our infectious disease specialists are dedicated to preventing the spread of infectious disease through treatment and research. Our physicians identify and treat patients with complex viral and other types of infections, including:

  • Accident-related infections
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Fungal infections
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Meningitis
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Respiratory illnesses, including flu, pneumonia and sinusitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Travel-associated diseases
  • Tuberculosis

Treating infectious diseases

Infectious disease specialists at The University of Kansas Health System identify and treat patients with complex viral and all other types of infections, including:

  • Complications resulting from bone and joint surgery, such as infections in joints and around replacement hardware
  • Complications from transplants of the heart, liver lungs, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow
  • Infections occurring after chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical procedures
  • Infections arising from injuries, car accidents and gunshot wounds
  • Infections that require the use of new and experimental antibiotics

We also provide referrals for travel medicine care. Visit the CDC's travel page for information about your destination.

To see our specialists a physician referral and records will be required, including previous hospitalizations, labs and clinical notes.

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Research from leading experts

In addition to treating patients, our physicians conduct leading-edge research to develop new, more-effective treatments for dangerous infections. As experts in their fields, they are also committed to training medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Residents learn firsthand the most advanced infectious disease treatments and the fundamentals of quality patient care.

Learn about the University's Fellowship Program in Infectious Diseases.