Infectious Disease

Phone (718) 670-1525 

The Infectious Disease division in the Department of Medicine provides clinical consultations for inpatients and outpatients with infectious diseases in response to requests by NYHQ-affiliated physicians or those practicing in the community. The division also serves as a New York State AIDS Designated Center, providing ongoing care for approximately 800 HIV-infected patients, including those who are ambulatory or hospital based. Research on antibacterial and antiviral agents is conducted through the Infectious Disease Research Laboratory (antibiotic mechanisms and resistance) and the Special Care Clinic (anti-HIV therapeutic agents). Hospital infection control is a major effort in collaboration with the Infection Control Section and Infection Control Committee.

Teaching of graduate physicians, residents and students is conducted within the certified Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program, which trains future Infectious Disease specialists.


  • Sorana Segal-Maurer, M.D., Director
  • David Rubin, M.D., Director, AIDS Designated Center
  • Joanna Kopacz, M.D., Attending Physician
  • Glenn S. Turett, M.D., Attending Physician
  • Wehbeh Wehbeh, M.D., Attending Physician
  • Carl Urban, Ph.D., Director, Infectious Disease Research Laboratory
  • Deborah Figueroa, PharmD, Coordinator, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Susan Ecker, Program & Office Coordinator, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

In Memoriam

James J. Rahal, M.D., Director (1988 - 2011)

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