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Infectious diseases and tropical medicine is a specialty with the mission of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases in patients with acute, sub-acute, chronic, inpatient or outpatient conditions with abroad spectrum of infectious diseases from primary infectious diseases to infection in immunocompromised patients, infections in ICU, nosocomial infections, viral, bacterial and fungal infections, infections due to parasites, tuberculosis, AIDS, viral hepatitis and etc. The patient care is delivered in a number of facilities: emergency room, ward, clinic, day clinic and ICU.

Infectious diseases department is at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), medical school. Medical students will learn about different infectious diseases in theory and in practice, and they can use their science in practice on patients under the supervision of attending.

Residents learn to be able to prevent, diagnosis and management a wide range of infections and infectious diseases in inpatient and outpatient conditions, and they learn to use the best science and evidence based approaches available in clinical practice for managing different kinds of infectious problems.

References are being used for teaching are: Harrison’s principle of internal medicine, Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principle and practice of infectious Diseases, New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Infectious diseases society of America (IDSA) guidelines, Iranian AIDS protocol, Iranian Tuberculosis protocol, European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Established at 1965 as the department of infectious diseases and tropical medicine.

To teach the principles and practice of medicine and infectious diseases to medical students, microbiology and laboratory students, health professionals, infectious diseases residents and residents of other departments.

To provide patient care, service to the physicians, for community, region and country.

To produce research in clinical care, basic sciences, health care system in infectious diseases and in interdisciplinary fields.

To produce national and international academic leaders in infectious diseases.

To function as an integral and responsible member of IUMS.

To manage and control Isfahan province infectious diseases epidemics such as influenza, diarrheal illnesses and etc.

To manage and control of nosocomial infections in hospitals affiliated to IUMS.

To manage and control the logical antibiotic use in Isfahan province.

To become an influence in local, state, national and even international infectious diseases academic and political activities.

To conduct and perform conferences for general physicians, specialists, subspecialists, nurses and health care workers to maintain up to date the knowledge of all health care workers.

Department of infectious diseases is dedicated to improve outcome of infectious diseases through high quality and cost efficient care, education and research.

Faculty members are 10.

They are committed to provide effective quality medical care for all patients with infectious diseases and related conditions.

They conduct high quality studies to enhance research in the field of infectious diseases.

They are committed for professional development at all levels through conducting courses, workshop, care studies and continues medical education in infectious diseases programs and other related programs.

They are committed to infectious diseases development in Iran through postgraduate and undergraduate education and participants in different health organizations.

Program and degrees:  Post medical doctor graduate, specialty degree (Iranian board certified)

Infectious diseases management

Nosocomial infections management in wards and ICUs.

Consultation for infectious problems and infections in patients with noninfectious diseases

Management of infections in immunocompromised hosts such as hematologic and oncologic patients and etc.

Visiting outpatients in clinic everyday