With the number of resistant infections increasing around the globe, our division is prepared to offer a spectrum of services and information. Our doctors come from a variety of specializations. Their expertise provides infectious disease education to a wide range of healthcare workers. They also participate in many research projects, from which our division integrates new findings. In addition, we operate an onsite pharmacy dedicated to infectious diseases, as well as infection control programs for many of our health system hospitals.
The Division of Infectious Disease provides over 2,000 consultations each year for patients with brain, lung, heart, intestinal, blood, skin and soft tissue infections, supporting the numerous medical programs in the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Our expertise in management of operative infections facilitates successful recovery from complex cardiac, orthopedic, abdominal, thoracic and gynecological surgery. We monitor and control infections in bone marrow transplant and immune-compromised patients undergoing cancer treatment, allowing patients to achieve successful remission from their disease.
Our physicians have built an extraordinary range of expertise in managing a wide variety of infections, including state-of-the-art services related to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and management. Our work with the communities of Queens and Long Island has allowed us to build a unique body of knowledge, expertise, and experience in the management of systemic insect- and animal-borne diseases. The division also provides leadership for the infection control activities at Plainview, Glen Cove, Forest Hills, and Syosset Hospitals, and the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation.