Emory Infectious Diseases faculty see patients at numerous inpatient and outpatient locations within the Emory Healthcare, Grady Memorial Health, and Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center systems.
Our faculty and staff serve patients for the full spectrum of infectious diseases at multiple clinics throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area:
Emory University Hospital
A tertiary care facility with 583 beds. Areas of expertise and interest include coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary angioplasty, bone marrow transplantation, and solid organ (liver, heart, and kidney) transplantation. At present, 150 kidney, 40 heart and 80 liver transplants are performed each year
Grady Memorial Hospital
This large public urban hospital (1,000 total beds) located in downtown Atlanta serves as the source of care for a population of more than a half a million and receives 2,000 patient visits per day. Common infectious disease problems encountered include tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, complications of injection drug use, orthopedic and trauma,-related infections, diabetic-related, pulmonary infections and tropical diseases.
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta
This 283-bed hospital is a primary and tertiary care facility with an adjacent 120-bed nursing home unit. The VAMC has a very active HIV clinic.
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory University Hospital Midtown is a community hospital (540 beds) staffed by both private physicians and full-time faculty of Emory University. Crawford Long provides primary and some tertiary care for a metropolitan population. The hospital complex has recently undergone a $270 million renovation.
All outpatient Emory Clinic Infectious Diseases outpatient activities are conducted at Emory University Hospital Midtown campus.
Faculty in the ID division lead the Antibiotic Stewardship Programs based at Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital, with support from infectious disease-trained pharmacists at each facility.
The directors of the antibiotic stewardship programs at each hospital also play an active leadership role in the antibiotic utilization subcommittee of each hospital's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Individually and as a group, the directors and pharmacists have conducted several studies presented at national meetings and contributed to the published medical literature.
Current areas of interest include standardization of antibiotic use by developing local guidelines and a prospective study assessing the impact of elevated MIC to vancomycin on outcomes in patients with MRSA bacteremia.