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Infectious Disease

Rochester General's Infectious Disease Unit provides clinical and consulting services regarding the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic infectious diseases. The unit also provides expertise and leadership in the Hospital's epidemiology and infection control programs.

The unit consists of four physicians who are board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and are full-time faculty of the University of Rochester.

Consulting Services

  • Provide direction and guidance for the infection control program at RGH and it's affiliates.

  • In-hospital and outpatient consultation to attending physicians.

  • In-home antibiotic delivery for patients on home-care.

  • Consultation to nursing homes and home-care programs within the Hospital's corporate network.

Special Research Interests

  • Respiratory Viruses -- NIH sponsored research programs in the epidemiology, immunology and clinical impact of respiratory viruses including Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Influenza virus, and human Metapneumoviruses, with an emphasis on elderly and high-risk persons. Additional research involves development of newer molecular diagnositic tests for respiratory viruses, development and testing of potential new vaccines for these viruses.

General Information and Referrals (585) 922-4091

Edward Walsh, MD, Unit Head
Coley Duncan, MD
Ann R. Falsey, MD
Yoshihiko Murata, MD