The research and clinical experience of physicians in infectious diseases at Washington University enable us to treat a wide range of complicated infectious diseases with a level of expertise available at few centers in the nation.
The infectious disease program is widely known as a leader in the research and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Our specialists are also known for their expertise in fungal infections, bone and joint infections, osteomyelitis, and a range of unusual and complicated infections.
PHYSICIANS, FOR REFERRALS OR ID CONSULT, CALL: (314) 747-1206 or
CALL THE DOCTORS ACCESS LINE, (314) 1-800-252-3627
OFFICE HOURS ARE 8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (CST) MONDAY - FRIDAY.
PATIENTS, FOR APPOINTMENTS, CALL:
(314) 747-1206 FROM 8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. (CST) MONDAY - FRIDAY
FOR TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE, CALL (314) 362-9098.
Generally patients are seen only by referral from their physicians or as hospital inpatients. Exceptions are people interested in Travel Health and people with documented HIV.
The outpatient office for infectious diseases is located on the Washington University Medical Center campus, 4570 Children’s Place, St. Louis, Missouri.
An International Travel Clinic (ITC) is a unique service offered through the Division to individuals who travel abroad. Patients receive immunizations and information about how to avoid infections. Patients can usually be seen in the ITC within a few days of calling for an appointment.
Infectious diseases is home to one of the top 20 HIV/AIDS programs in the country. Patients who come to Washington University have access to the latest technologic treatments by world-renowned experts in HIV/AIDS and investigational therapies available at only a handful of centers in the nation.
One of these programs is devoted to women and children with HIV/AIDS. Our physicians provide special medical and gynecologic care and social support for mothers and pediatric care for their children. This is the only such program in the region and one of few in the country dedicated to women with HIV/AIDS and their children.
For more information, call (314) 747-1206.
Part of a long and successful research tradition, the Division of Infectious Diseases secures a significant amount of National Institutes of Health funding each year. Basic science and clinical researchers within the Division are heavily involved in research and clinical trials to increase the understanding of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and the efficacy of new therapies.
The Division also is home to the Washington University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit(ACTU) initiated in 1987 by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. More than 2,500 patients have been seen at the Center, which is dedicated to conducting clinical research trials of potential treatments for HIV and its complications.
Centrally located in the Midwest, the Washington University ACTU draws participants from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, Nebraska and Oklahoma.