This large public urban hospital located in downtown Atlanta serves as the source of care for a population of more than half a million individuals. Common infectious disease problems encountered include tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, orthopedic and trauma-related infections, infectious complications of diabetes, pulmonary infections and some tropical diseases. In addition, specialized HIV care is provided on a separate ward, and fellows gain a significant experience evaluating opportunistic infections in late stage HIV patients. On the HIV ward, the fellow assists the ID Attending with supervision of a house staff team. Grady Memorial Hospital is also home to a NIH funded Clinical Interaction Site (formerly the GCRC), one of the few public hospitals in the nation to house such a center.
The Atlanta VA is a primary and tertiary care facility with an adjacent 100 bed nursing home unit. The outpatient HIV clinic at the Atlanta VA cares for over 1200 patients and is the largest HIV clinic in the VA system nationally. In addition to excellent clinical care, VA research dollars total $29 million making it the 10th ranked VA research center in the country. The Atlanta VAMC serves an important role in our fellowship training program offering excellence in comprehensive HIV care, the complete and integrated electronic medical record, exemplary hospital epidemiology services and a state-of- the-art on-site Veteran’s nursing home care unit. Active clinical and research projects at the VA investigate various aspects of HIV/AIDS, including issues associated with HIV and aging, hepatitis C mono- and co-infection, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and hospital infection control.
Emory University Hospital is a primary and tertiary care facility. Infectious Disease fellows rotating on the General ID consult service see a broad range of infectious complications in post-surgical patients, patients with underlying neurologic and neurosurgical disease, heart failure, solid and hematologic malignancies and many others. The solid organ and hematopoietic transplant programs are housed at EUH as well. Fellows rotate on the general ID consult service and also on a separate ID Transplant Consult service. All fellows also spend one month on the clinical microbiology rotation at Emory Hospital during their first year of training.
Located in Midtown Atlanta, this university-owned community teaching hospital is staffed by both private physicians and full-time faculty of Emory University. EUHM provides primary and tertiary care and has busy ID consult service. Common consults include those in dialysis patients, patients on the busy hospitalist services, those with obstetric infections, post-travel infections and HIV/AIDS.