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The Mayo Clinic Division of Infectious Diseases is one of the largest and most respected practices in the world for diagnosing and treating people with infectious diseases. It includes more than 50 subspecialized experts committed to helping people overcome serious and complex infections.

Our specialists are known for their expertise in orthopedic infectious diseases, cardiovascular infectious diseases, transplant-associated infections, HIV, travel medicine, fungal infections, C. difficile infections, pediatric infectious diseases, outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy, nontuberculosis mycobacterial infections, infectious diseases in people with cancer and treatment of people in the Intensive Care Unit with infectious diseases.

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts in its Division of Public Health, Infectious Diseases and Occupational Medicine. Infectious diseases specialists work closely with experts in preventive medicine, occupational medicine, transportation medicine, clinical informatics, and hyperbaric and altitude medicine. Their goal is to promote the health and well-being of their communities and people who come to the clinic for care.

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has one of the most experienced infectious diseases teams in the world for treating people with valley fever (coccidioidomycosis) and for therapeutic microbiota transplantation for recurrent C. difficile infection. Mayo Clinic in Florida has one of the most experienced teams in the world for treating people following lung and other solid organ transplantation.

People who turn to the Mayo Clinic infectious diseases team benefit from its relationship to these resources and organizations:

  • National recognitions and leadership. Our doctors hold leadership positions in national infectious diseases organizations and professional societies, helping to establish guidelines and advance the field for the benefit of all people. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene lists Mayo Clinic as a provider.
  • Transplant Center. Our infectious diseases experts are active in patient care in the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center. The center is the largest integrated transplant provider in the United States. Mayo Clinic surgeons are leaders in simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants and living-donor kidney transplants.
  • Center for Individualized Medicine. Our infectious diseases experts are active in research with the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, which brings genomic discoveries to patient care.
  • World Health Organization (WHO). Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a WHO-designated Collaborative Center for Tuberculosis. The center works with public health organizations to treat and control tuberculosis.
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Our infectious diseases experts work closely with the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. The lab offers expertise in all areas of conventional and molecular microbiology, performing millions of lab tests each year. And it uses and develops advanced diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. Specialty areas include bacteriology, hepatitis/HIV, infectious disease serology, initial processing/media, mycology/mycobacteriology, parasitology, vector-borne diseases and virology.

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Aug. 25, 2022