KU Infectious Diseases only accepts patients via physician referral.
Contact University of Kansas Hospital for appointments & referrals
at 913.588.1227 or toll free 800.332.6048.
OUTPATIENT: Conditions treated by the division include, but are not limited to: bone and joint infections, device-related infections, post-surgical wound infections, tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterial diseases, illnesses from tropical travel and infections and those associated with immunocompromising conditions including solid organ and bone marrow transplantation and HIV.
• Our offices are located in the new Medical Pavilion. Campus map
INPATIENT: The Infectious Diseases division provides extensive inpatient hospital consultation services, with more than 32,000 inpatient visits annually. Primary areas of focus for these services include post-surgical wounds, hospital-acquired infections, bone and joint infections, device-related infections, recalcitrant wounds, sepsis, complex pneumonia, HIV, as well as undiagnosed fevers and infections associated with compromised hosts such as transplantation, chemotherapy, cystic fibrosis and burn injuries.
We have a comprehensive outpatient antibiotic management (OPAT) service with 6 dedicated OPAT nurses and one medical assistant. The OPAT service facilitates early hospital discharge and completion of antibiotic therapy in the home, via our KUMC Infusion Center or via long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.
HIV CARE: We have been involved with HIV patient care and research since the disease was first recognized and have expertise in the unique area of HIV and hepatitis co-infection. Our division is also involved in HIV clinical trials including Industry-sponsored pharmaceutical trials and patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. Two dedicated HIV-Pharmacists and a team of Ryan White social workers and clinic nurses collaborate in providing our patients with comprehensive multidisciplinary care.
COLLABORATIONS: Physicians in the division of Infectious Diseases work closely with primary care physicians throughout the city, region, and state, providing consultation and co-management services in these same complex areas of medicine as well as in the areas of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Prevention and Public Health.