The members of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Hackensack University Medical Center are all members of the Department of Internal Medicine. Infectious Diseases (ID) specialists examine difficult cases, looking for clues to identify the diagnosis and how to solve the problem. They are like medical detectives. The members of the Division of Infectious Diseases are all members of the Department of Internal Medicine. They generally have 5 or 6 additional years of training after the completion of medical school, and have been board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. They are also involved in many other activities such as infection control; antibiotic stewardship; quality improvement; education of medical students, residents, fellows, pharmacy residents and students, and nursing students; community education; the Hepatitis Treatment Center ; the AIDS Outreach Program; World AIDS Day education programs; and research.
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