Division of Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division (a sub-specialty of internal medicine) has 17 full-time faculty at the University of Utah Medical Center and 13 affiliated faculty at LDS, IMC, and the VA hospital who are actively involved in clinical, educational, and research endeavors in infectious diseases. Read more.

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Feb 16, 2021

Utah Doctors Warn Against Relaxing Health Routines After COVID-19 Vaccinations

Many of Utah's older adults are now or soon will be completely vaccinated. With this in mind, many people are asking when it will be safe to see their loved ones again. Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, discusses the need to continue to be cautious even around those who have been vaccinated. She also acknowledges the reasons why many are starting to have closer contact with loved ones and provides guidance on how to so in the safest manner. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
Feb 04, 2021

Protecting Older Adults Against COVID-19

With COVID-19 vaccinations now available to Utahns ages 70 and older, many people are wondering if it safe to get the vaccine. Dr. Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Mark Supiano, MD, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics answer questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and how it affects older adults. ... Read More

Internal Medicine

Division Chief Sankar Swaminathan, MD

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Welcome Dr. Melendez

Dr. Melendez

We welcome Dr. Melendez as the newest member of the Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service. Read more...


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