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 is a 587-bed adult tertiary care facility staffed exclusively by School of Medicine faculty. The hospital includes approximately 100 ICU beds, a 56-bed rehabilitation center, 20-bed psychiatric facility, an eight-bed inpatient hospice care facility, and top-notch nine-bed clinical research center supported by the National Institutes of Health.
The hospital is renowned as one of the nation's leaders in cardiology and cardiac surgery, oncology, orthopedics, transplantation and the neurosciences, in addition to clinical research. It has one of the most comprehensive solid organ transplant programs in the nation, performing over 400 heart, lung, liver, pancreas, islet and hand transplants per year. In 2012, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) ranked EUH second for quality out of more than 100 of the major teaching hospitals in the nation. EUH has one of the highest case-mix indexes (a measure of complexity of illness treated) among these UHC-ranked facilities. Also in 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranked EUH the No. 1 hospital in both metro Atlanta and Georgia.PHONE: 404-712-7021
This large (1,000 total beds) and unique public urban hospital located in downtown Atlanta has served as the source of care since 1892 and currently cares for a population of more than 500,000 and receives 2,000 patient visits per day. Grady contains the Marcus Stroke and Neurosciences Center, a nationally recognized burn center, Georgia's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, a diabetes center, the Georgia Poison Center, a rape crisis center, a level I trauma center, the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence and a comprehensive treatment program for HIV/AIDS. Common infectious diseases encountered include tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, complications of injection drug use, orthopedic- and trauma-related infections, diabetes-related infections, pulmonary infections and tropical diseases. In fact, Grady maintains one of the few remaining inpatient HIV services and one the largest respiratory isolation units in the country.
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This 283-bed hospital is a primary and tertiary care teaching facility with an adjacent 120-bed nursing home unit. The Atlanta VAMC is very active surgical and medical facility with greater than 6,000 admissions and 850,000 outpatient encounters annually. The Atlanta VAMC has a very active and well maintained HIV clinic run by the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Formerly known as Crawford Long Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) is 511-bed acute care teaching hospital staffed by Emory School of Medicine faculty and community physicians. EUHM has 88 ICU beds, including 11 beds in a level III neonatal ICU. It is well known for services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, cancer, and emergency medicine. In 2012, the University Health System Consortium ranked EUHM sixth nationally for quality out of more than 100 academic medical centers. EUHM's case-mix index (a measure of complexity of illness treated) is higher than that of most community hospitals.
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.