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Clinical Services at Rush Infectious Diseases
Program Description

The Section of Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, brings together world-class specialists dedicated to developing and providing the latest treatments for patients with infectious diseases, including severe viral infections and invasive fungal infections.

Working together to investigate, prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases, our doctors and scientists set the standard for excellence in patient care. The department offers comprehensive laboratory services in the areas of bacteriology, mycology, mycobacteriology, virology, immunoserology and infectious serology, and molecular testing for certain selected microorganisms. Outpatient/home intravenous antibiotic therapy is available.

Services Provided

To schedule an appointment, call (312) 942-5865. Patients may need to get a referral from a primary care physician prior to the appointment. For patient consultations at the CORE Center, call (312) 572-4500.

Special areas of expertise include:

  • HIV/AIDS: Comprehensive treatment program for people with HIV infection and AIDS.
  • Organ transplants: Treatment of infections in people who receive organ transplants. To combat normal host rejection mechanisms, patients who receive organ transplants must take medications that suppress their immune systems. These medications increase susceptibility to infections. The section provides consultations and direct patient care to organ transplant patients who develop infections. For more information, contact David Simon, MD, PhD.
  • Orthopedic infections: Long-term outpatient intravenous antibiotic therapy and medical treatment for people who develop orthopedic infections. Patients are seen before and after surgery. In many of these patients, the section also supervises long-term antibiotic therapy. Treatment is available for patients with infections of both bone and prosthetic devices. For more information, contact John Segreti, MD.
  • Tropical infections: Evaluation and treatment for patients with tropical infections contracted while abroad. While most tropical infectious diseases do not pose a health threat to people in the United States, some can be easily contracted while Americans visit other parts of the world. These infections are often difficult to recognize and treat and may require special expertise. For more information, contact Gordon M. Trenholme, MD.
  • Travel medicine: Travel consultation and immunization for adults, children and those traveling with special needs, through our Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic.
  • Fungal infections: Diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections, with special expertise in managing these infections in people with compromised immune systems. We ofer standard treatments, as well as the latest therapies being studied in clinical trials. For more information, contact Laurie Proia, MD.
  • Antimicrobial resistance: Hospital-acquired infections are difficult to treat because many of the bacteria that cause them are resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant isolates usually require special expertise. The section conducts clinical trials of investigative antimicrobial agents that are useful in combatting difficult-to-treat microorganisms. For more information, contact John Segreti, MD or Mary Hayden, MD.
Clinical Team

Gordon M. Trenholme, MD, the James R. Lowenstine Professor of Medicine, is director of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Rush. Section faculty members include internationally known experts in infectious disease diagnosis, treatment and research. All our physicians are board-certified. Several members of the infectious disease team at Rush have been named among Chicago's best doctors by Castle Connolly Ltd., a well-respected source of information about U.S. health care providers and institutions. For profiles of physicians specializing in infectious diseases and related areas at Rush, visit our Find a Doctor section.

Contact Name
Infectious Diseases
Contact Phone
(312) 942-5865
Contact E-mail

Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 140
Chicago, IL 60612

Included in this section:

HIV Treatment Program: Since 1984, the HIV Treatment Program in the Section of Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical Center has led the way in treating patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.

Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic: Information on the travel medicine program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. At the Travel Medicine and Immunization Clinic, we offer comprehensive services for travelers of all ages, everything from immunizations before your trip to care after you return.

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