Infectious Diseases

The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases is the full-time clinical consultative service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens dedicated to training Infectious Diseases fellows, performing cutting edge research in conjunction with the Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, and providing outpatient infectious diseases care in the New York Hospital Medical/Surgical PC, as well as outpatient HIV care in the Special Care Center, a New York State AIDS Designated Center.

Educational activities delivered by all Infectious Diseases faculty members includes extensive attending and Infectious Diseases fellow didactic and interactive sessions with all healthcare workers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens in the form of housestaff conferences, medical grand rounds, journal clubs, etc. In addition, we provide community education as well as frequent interactions with print, internet, and live news media as part of local, regional, national and international news.

Patient care is delivered by all Infectious Diseases faculty members and fellows and includes inpatient and outpatient consultations in the Infectious Diseases faculty practice (part of New York Hospital Medical/Surgical PC) and New York State AIDS Designated Special Care Center. In addition, we care for patients in our seven-day a week outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) unit.

Research activities under the direction of Carl Urban, Ph.D. (Director, Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory) and Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer include: mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, clinical epidemiology of antibiotic resistance, as well as novel approaches to therapies of these. In addition, HIV metabolic research is an area of ongoing interest. Research endeavors have led to a number of landmark publications and national and international recognition for our Infectious Diseases fellows and faculty.

The Division engages in numerous QA/PI projects as part of a well-developed, comprehensive Infection Control Program and an established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

Two-year post-graduate education and training of Infectious Diseases fellows occurs as part of an ACGME continuously accredited program.

Contact Information

The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases
56-45 Main Street
Suite N-011
Flushing, NY 11355-5045
Phone: (718) 670-1525
Fax: (718) 661-7899

Susan Ecker
Program & Office Coordinator, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

More Information

Special Care Center
Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy

In Memoriam

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

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