About the Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at NYU Langone Health. Our mission is to care, teach, discover, and lead—and we are committed to excellence in each of these areas.
Our investigators are leading clinical and translational research in the field of infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty include highly trained, compassionate, committed physicians and scientists who mentor fellows and run a wide array of infectious diseases programs. These include infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, hospital epidemiology, the NYU Langone Molecular Outbreak Program, the Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, hepatitis C and injection drug use studies, and the transplant infectious diseases program.
Our Vaccine Center is a hub for basic and clinical research on vaccines and infectious diseases, as well as public health and education, and center members address issues such as vaccine hesitancy. As the inaugural center director, I am excited about the research initiatives we have launched. The Vaccine Center’s primary goal is to conduct research to protect and restore human health from infectious diseases and other immunity-modulating conditions such as cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, our Infectious Diseases and Immunology Fellowship provides excellent clinical training for fellows. This two-year program includes an optional third year of research training. We are committed to mentoring fellows and preparing them for a variety of careers in infectious diseases.
In 2019, our division received a generous Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) award from New York State to provide funding for eligible third-year fellows who conduct vaccine and infectious diseases clinical research projects. Our close collaboration with NYU Langone’s Departments of Microbiology and Population Health provides more opportunities for research.
There are numerous opportunities for our faculty, fellows, and staff to contribute to and lead teams solving challenges in the field of infectious diseases such as vaccine research; treating HIV and AIDS, hepatitis C virus, and other sexually transmitted infections; researching antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and transmission of pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile; and treatment of influenza, Ebola, and arboviruses such as Zika and dengue.
We provide care, educate, research and discover, serve, and lead at our locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. This is an exciting time of growth and discovery for our division. Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to reach out to me with questions.
Equity Working Group
Part of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, our Equity Working Group was formed in 2020 in response to the urgent need for healthcare providers to fight against systemic racism. We support diversity and inclusion for our faculty, trainees, students, and staff of all races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.
We have formed three core subgroups to evaluate and improve our internal practices with the goal of making them an integral part of both divisions and bringing about real, sustainable change:
- The Oversight Group guides efforts in hiring, promoting, sponsoring, and mentoring equitably.
- The Education Group creates programming and provides materials for group and individual learning on justice and equity.
- The Clinical Care Group supports research to detect bias based on race, ethnicity, orientation, and gender, and works on quality improvement where necessary.
Members of the Equity Working Group include the following:
Robert S. Holzman, MD
Angelica Cifuentes Kottkamp, MD
Jennifer V. Lewis
Melanie J. Maslow, MD
Mark J. Mulligan, MD
Michael S. Phillips, MD
Robert A. Pitts, MD
Adam J. Ratner, MD
Gail F. Shust, MD
Vijaya Soma, MD
Stephanie Sterling, MD
Susan Lucaj, MBA
Program Coordinator, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Fellowship