Infectious Disease

Rochester Regional Health Infectious Disease provides clinical and consulting services regarding the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic infectious diseases. The unit also provides expertise and leadership in epidemiology and infection control programs.

The unit consists of four physicians who are board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and are full-time faculty of the University of Rochester.

Consulting services

  • Provide direction and guidance for the infection control program at Rochester Regional Health

  • In-hospital and outpatient consultation to attending physicians

  • In-home antibiotic delivery for patients on home-care

  • Consultation to nursing homes and home-care programs within the health system

  • HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C testing and treatment services

Research

Rochester Regional Health is involved in the research of respiratory viruses. NIH-sponsored research programs in the epidemiology, immunology and clinical impact of respiratory viruses including Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Influenza virus, and human Metapneumoviruses, with an emphasis on elderly and high-risk persons. Additional research involves development of newer molecular diagnostic tests for respiratory viruses, development and testing of potential new vaccines for these viruses.