University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs of the Division of Infectious Disease

Leadership During a Pandemic and Beyond

Critical Leadership for the COVID-19 Response

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, division faculty have developed infection control guidelines for UW Health, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital and Wisconsin long-term care facilities. They’ve also developed clinical practice guidelines and post-acute and chronic COVID-19 care guidelines.

Dr. Nasia Safdar in clinic

Nationally Recognized Hospital Infection Control

UW Health has one of the nation's leading infection control programs. It has received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Partnership in Prevention award and has been recognized by the Association of Professionals in Infection and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology for innovations in the prevention of hospital-acquired infections.

Dr. Alex Lepak in white coat
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A Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Division faculty lead UW Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, one of only a few in the nation that was named a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship by the Infection Diseases Society of America, and that’s been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and The Joint Commission for leadership, education and achievement.

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Comprehensive Clinical Expertise

Our faculty are experts in the treatment of complex, potentially life-threatening infectious diseases, bacterial infections and unexplained febrile illnesses. We have special interests in infection management for immunologically compromised patients, travel and tropical medicine, parasitic infections and deep fungal infections.