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The Division of Infectious Diseases at UC Irvine's School of Medicine provides comprehensive patient care for a broad range of infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hospital-acquired infections, infections associated with traumatic injuries and less common infections that might occur in travelers or immigrants.

The division's faculty members are nationally and internationally regarded for advances in basic, clinical and translational research. Their work at UC Irvine's Institute for Immunology and Center for Virus Research, as well as at the Pacific Southwest Regional Center for Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, places the division at the forefront in these critical research areas.

Division faculty members also are leaders in training physicians to diagnose, treat and prevent of the full spectrum of viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. Our highly competitive fellowship program includes extensive clinical rotations at UC Irvine Medical Center and the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. These settings provide our fellows, residents and medical students with invaluable experience in treating a wide variety of patients and conditions.

The Division of Infectious Diseases also is home to the only Orange County site for the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center, which provides instruction for healthcare professionals throughout Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well as the city of Long Beach. The division hosts "HIV/AIDS on the Front Line," an annual conference that draws about 300 people from the Southern California region and beyond.

Division faculty members also plan to launch a comprehensive training program in the operation of high-containment laboratory facilities, including instruction for researchers and first responders as well as operational and maintenance personnel.

It is the mission of the Division of Infectious Diseases to train the best scientists and clinicians, to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

We Are Greater Together

Here at UCI Department of Medicine, we highly value diversity. Diversity is core to our ability to offer compassionate and culturally competent care in a variety of practice settings, to patients from all walks of life, addressing simple to complex healthcare needs, while working with others who embrace a broad variety of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives. We remain committed to advancing diversity, in its broadest sense, in our programs through recruitment, training, retention and mentoring. This, we believe, is vital to our ability to continue to achieve excellence in serving our richly diverse community through our discover, teach, and heal mission. If this collaborative, respectful, and inclusive approach speaks to you, I look forward to your selection of UCI Department of Medicine as your training program of choice.

-Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM