Division of Infectious Diseases

The Infectious Diseases Division (a sub-specialty of internal medicine) has 12 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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Jun 02, 2020

Infectious Disease Doctor, State Epidemiologist, CDC Cast Doubt on Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests

New guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest COVID-19 antibody tests often are inaccurate, with accuracy of the test at 49% in some populations. According to Dr. Daniel Leung (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) antibody testing should really be used to inform public health policy decisions because on a larger scale the testing can be more accurate. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
A New Way to Control Epstein-Barr Virus
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May 29, 2020

A New Way to Control Epstein-Barr Virus

A team of researchers at University of Utah Health, including Drs. Sankar Swaminathan (Professor & Chief, Infectious Diseases) and Dinesh Verma (Research Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases) have shown the Epstein-Barr virus — which causes mononucleosis and is linked to development of several cancers — uses a novel strategy to survive. ... Read More

Internal Medicine
COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn't be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions
education
May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Antibody Testing Needn't be Perfect to Guide Public Health and Policy Decisions

While it’s too soon to use COVID-19 antibody testing to issue “immunity passports”, antibody tests that are available today are good enough to inform decisions about public health and relaxing social distancing interventions, says an international group of infectious disease and public health experts, including Dr. Daniel Leung (Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases) in Science Immunology.... Read More

Internal Medicine

Division Chief Sankar Swaminathan, MD

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Welcome Dr. Gomez

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

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