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Message from the Chief

Welcome to The Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases

The Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases has several missions. These include provision of superb patient care within our subspecialty disciplines; development and implementation of superior educational programs for medical students, residents, and subspecialty fellows; and performance of innovative clinical and/or basic research to advance the ability of physicians to diagnose and manage infectious diseases and allergic disorders.

At the undergraduate level, Divisional faculty members provide the majority of infectious diseases teaching in the RWJMS 2nd year Pathophysiology course, serve as preceptors for Physical Diagnosis and OSCE sessions, lecture to 3rd and 4th year medical students during their Medicine clerkships, and supervise students on infectious diseases or allergy clinical and research rotations. At the post-graduate level, members of the faculty serve as clinical and research mentors for resident physicians in both infectious diseases and allergy. Faculty members mentor medical students, resident physicians, and subspecialty fellows in both bench and clinical research.

Members of the Division serve as attending physicians on the General Medical and Infectious Disease Consultation Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The Division Chief also serves as the Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at RWJUH. Susan E. Boruchoff, MD serves as Hospital Epidemiologist at RWJUH. Specialty care is provided for outpatients with allergic disorders, general infectious disease problems, HIV infection, as well as individuals planning international travel.

I hope you will find our Web pages informative and useful.

Melvin P. Weinstein, MD

Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease