Department and Faculty
More than 35 physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric infectious diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases offers hospital-based consultation and specialized treatment for patients with infections or who develop infections while hospitalized. Mayo's large inpatient practice has a census of at least 100 patients at any given time.
HIV Clinic and HIV Research Laboratory
The HIV Clinic provides specialized treatment for more than 400 patients who have HIV or AIDS.
Mayo's HIV Research Laboratory studies the effects of viral proteins and viral infections on the regulation of the immune system and clinical HIV disease course. Find out more about research in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic
Mayo Clinic's Travel and Tropical Medicine Clinic educates and immunizes people traveling to foreign countries and treats patients who return from foreign countries with an illness.
Mayo Clinic faculty members participate in clinical focus groups that provide specialized care to subgroups of infectious disease patients and academically help staff develop expertise in focused areas of infectious diseases.
Fellows work with a dedicated faculty member while rotating on these consultative services:
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Cardiovascular infectious diseases
- General infectious diseases (inpatient and outpatient)
- Hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant infectious diseases
- HIV Clinic (including Federal Medical Center)
- Infection prevention and control
- Intensive care unit infectious diseases
- Neurosurgery infectious diseases
- Orthopedic infectious diseases
- Telemedicine and e-health
- Transplant infectious diseases
- Travel medicine and tropical diseases
- Tuberculosis and mycobacterial diseases
Faculty mentors are available to serve on a fellow's career council. This council, which consists of the faculty career mentor, research mentor, program director and associated program director, provides career guidance, advice and personal support. You choose a mentor at the beginning of the training program. Your mentor also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.