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Infectious Diseases Center


The University of Cincinnati Infectious Diseases Center (IDC) is the overall umbrella organization housing several programs from the Division of Infectious Diseases. The IDC is composed of the Infectious Diseases Clinic, the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU), and the Pennsylvania-Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education Training Center (AETC).


The Infectious Diseases Clinic is a joint venture of the University Hospital, Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The Medical Director of the clinic is Dr. Peter Grubbs, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. The Infectious Diseases Clinic is staffed by 11 attending physicians specializing in infectious diseases, internal medicine and psychiatry.


The ACTU is the clinical and translational research unit of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine centered in the Infectious Diseases Division. The Principal Investigator of the ACTU is Dr. Carl J. Fichtenbaum, Professor of Clinical Medicine. The leader of the Clinical Research Site of the ACTU is Dr. Judith Feinberg, Professor of Medicine. The ACTU is staffed by 5 attending physicians specializing in infectious diseases and gastrointestinal medicine, 7 registered nurses/study coordinators, and 8 allied health providers and administrative personnel.


The AETC is the educational outreach program for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine focused on providing educational opportunities for health care providers involved in the care of persons with HIV infection. The Principal Investigator of the site is Dr. Pamposh Kaul, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. The staff includes a Site Director and Administrative personnel. The AETC coordinates numerous training programs throughout North and Southwestern Ohio.


IDC Mission Statement:


  1. To provide state-of-the-art care in a concerned and caring environment for all individuals within our Tri-state service areas who require medical treatment of, or assessment for, an infectious disease.
  2. To conduct clinical and translational research that will enhance the medical care of infectious diseases.
  3. To be a community resource and advocate in our area of expertise.
  4. To work as a group and contribute to the development of each employee to their highest potential.

State of the art care is made possible through the combined application of our clinical, educational, and research expertise. Our care is provided to all, regardless of the individual's age, gender, sexual orientation, culture, religion, ethnicity, race, or financial status.