Weill Cornell Medicine's infectious disease physicians are at the forefront of treatment, research, and support for those with HIV infection, AIDS, and other infectious diseases. Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Special Studies, a New York State Designated AIDS Center, calls upon the expertise of our top infectious disease specialists in New York to provide a full range of health services to people with HIV and AIDS, as well as their children.
These services include:
HIV-specialized primary care, offered by our New York City-based HIV doctors,who are leading specialists in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. Treatment also includes gynecology, dermatology, psychiatry, social work, home care planning, nutritional counseling, and chaplaincy services.
Two ambulatory clinics, one located at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Centers at 68th Street, which is co-located with the Pediatric Center for Special Studies, and an off-site ambulatory site in Chelsea, co-located with the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
On-site access to current studies and trials. Currently, areas of clinical investigation include: antiretroviral therapy, immune-based therapies, viral co-infections in HIV, as well as treatment and prevention of HIV-related illnesses and their complications. Patient referrals are welcome and are appreciated.
As part of our Infectious Diseases services, we also provide travel advice and immunizations for patients (4,500 annually) traveling abroad. The physicians of our International Health Care Service also diagnose and treat post-travel infectious diseases and offer tropical medicine consultations.
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases evaluates and treats children with acquired or congenital disorders of the immune system, and can provide advice on travel immunizations. We care for infants and children with illnesses known or suspected to be caused by infections with viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites, as well as infections that involve multiple body systems, unusual or severe infections, and infections related to abnormal or weakened immune systems including AIDS.
Weill Cornell Medicine - Infectious Diseases (ID) consists of a group of dedicated board-certified infectious diseases physicians. As Weill Cornell Medical College faculty members, we are committed to providing the highest-level comprehensive outpatient care to our patients and to helping our colleagues in the management of patients with complex diseases.
We strive to adhere to the following principles:
Patient-centered care built on compassion, trust, and respect
Individualized approaches to all aspects of medical management
Cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic modalities where applicable
Practice of evidence-based medicine using up-to-date scientific information
Collegial and cooperative teamwork involving all staff members
Clear communication with the patient, his/her loved ones, and with the patient's referring physicians
In our WCM - ID practice, we take care of patients with a broad range of suspected and/or confirmed acute or chronic infections in normal and immunocompromised hosts. Infections may be due to viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. We also assist in the evaluation of clinical syndromes associated with fevers and/or leukocytosis (an elevated white blood cell count).
We provide ID specialty care to a broad range of patients from different settings:
Outpatient work-up and treatment for newly suspected/confirmed infectious diseases
Co-management of follow-up care after discharge from in-patient stay at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, including supervision of outpatient parenteral (intravenous) antibiotic therapy (OPAT), in collaboration with regional Home Health Agencies
Co-management of complex chronic infections
Co-management of patients who are at elevated risk of infections
Evaluation and treatment of returning travelers who develop symptoms including new onset fevers, rashes, diarrhea, etc.
Please request an appointment today by calling our office.
The Weill Cornell Travel Medicine (WCTM ) practice, now in operation for more than 30 years on the Upper East side of Manhattan, was the first health unit devoted exclusively to travelers in New York City. WCTM, a comprehensive clinical service provided by the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College, is also affiliated with the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and offers pre- and post-travel consultations and care in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases. WCTM is staffed by Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital physicians board-certified in Infectious Diseases and by Family Nurse Practitioners. Together, we provide travel advice and immunizations for adults, children and families, and we see over 2,500 travelers annually. We have recently moved. Please find us in our beautiful new location in the Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Avenue, 4th floor.