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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Division of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Sites

University Hospital of Brooklyn

UHB

The medical center, known as SUNY Downstate, as well as the attached University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is the sponsoring institution. This site serves as the home base for the fellowship program and is the location of primary didactic lectures, research conferences, as well as the weekly case conference presentations by the first year fellows. Opened in 1966 University Hospital of Brooklyn is an 8 story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn with all clinical services including a transplant medicine, and a state of the art microbiology lab. Fellows will provide consultation services to all clinical departments within UHB and will see a wide variety of pathology.

 

Kings County Hospital Center

Kings County

Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is a large municipal hospital with a level one trauma designation, located directly adjacent to SUNY Downstate. The large number of indigent & immigrant patients results in a diversity of pathology and exposes our residents to diverse socioeconomic & cultural backgrounds. Weekly microbiology didactic courses are designed specifically for the infectious diseases fellow. KCHC is also home of a flourishing STD/ID clinic where fellows will have an opportunity to serve patients on a weekly basis during their second year of fellowship.

 

Harboview VA Hospital

Brooklyn VA

The Brooklyn Harborview VA Hospital is an integrated affiliate staffed by the Downstate faculty. The rotation provides time for research and independent study. The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is dedicated to providing quality health care to veterans using the abilities of all employees supported by our commitment to education and research. A wide variety of pathology can be found here- some past cases include babesiosis, infections related to travel medicine in veterans returning from abroad, mucormycosis, and histoplasmosis.

 

Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center is a recent addition to the family of training sites for Downstate ID fellows. This non-profit, non-sectarian hospital is itself a major training hub with 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 400 residents, 300 full-time faculty, 550 voluntary attending physicians, 4,500 employees and 700 inpatient beds. Maimonides has a highly diverse mix of patients and ID fellows perform consultations throughout the institution. Consultations range from infections in the elderly and opportunistic infections of the immune-compromised patient, to classic infections such as endocarditis, hepatitis, malaria and tuberculosis.

The primary service area of the Medical Center includes the Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park areas of Brooklyn. These neighborhoods contain a diverse cross-section of communities with a broad range of health care needs. Maimonides has developed various initiatives to strengthen its primary care and specialty care services to address the diverse cultural needs of its patient population. The hospital has actively recruited physicians, nurses and clerical staff with a variety of linguistic skills and cultural backgrounds to encourage effective cross-cultural communication.