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Our Mission Statement

The Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1971 when the first two faculty, Dr. Richard Root and Dr. Rob Roy MacGregor, were recruited to form the Division, which has subsequently grown to 35 faculty members who have trained more than 100 fellows since its inception.

The Infectious Diseases Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing state of the art patient care and training in clinical and research aspects of infectious diseases for individuals who wish to pursue Infectious Diseases careers in scientific investigation, patient care, education, and global health.

As a division we are committed to:

  • developing new knowledge to benefit humankind in the understanding, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases.
  • providing our trainees with the necessary tools for lifelong research and learning.
  • serving our patients with state of the art care delivered with respect and compassion.

Our faculty are among the national leaders in basic science and clinical research in infectious diseases, infectious diseases education, and in the multiple aspects of clinical infectious diseases including the care of patients with HIV infection, tuberculosis, transplant and oncologic complications, travel related illnesses, and global health clinical care. Our trainees have assumed positions of leadership in academics, public health and industry. Our training program is characterized by its focus on education rather than service, and the wealth of clinical and research opportunities available to our fellows. The Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing the tools for physicians to become leaders in infectious diseases in the 21st century.

Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE
Division Chief
Associate Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics