Overview

The Division of Infectious Disease at UT Southwestern Medical Center is dedicated to achieving the highest quality patient care, clinical and basic science research, and postdoctoral fellowship training in infectious disease.

Patient Care and Clinical Innovation

Our faculty are recognized authorities in the diagnosis and treatment of infections with resistant organisms, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, emerging infections, tropical diseases, and other infectious conditions. We also offer experienced subspecialty care for patients in Parkland Memorial Hospital's burn recovery unit,  the UT Southwestern transplant programs and the North Texas VA Medical Center spinal cord unit. Our Division also aims to develop and implement innovative practice models, such as our Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Clinic, designed to fit the changing needs of patients and physicians in the field.

Research in Basic and Clinical Sciences

Our faculty perform cutting-edge clinical, translational, and basic science research in an outstanding research environment at UT Southwestern. Research within the Division of Infectious Disease has emphasized the pathogenesis and treatment of HIV, hepatitis C, and TB. We also offer research expertise in infectious disease epidemiology, correctional health, infection prevention and control, antimicrobial stewardship, central nervous system infections, respiratory tract infections, and musculoskeletal infections.

Postdoctoral Training and Education

We offer a rigorous fellowship training program dedicated to producing academic physicians of exceptional caliber that combines extensive training in the management of a wide variety of infectious diseases with in-depth, mentored research training in the clinical or basic sciences. Our award-winning faculty also oversee an Ambulatory Infectious Diseases and Inpatient Infectious Disease curriculum for resident trainees.

In The News


2017 IDSA Clinical Practice Innovation Award

Can the flu shot make you sick?

October 14, 2017 – Many people think a flu shot can make you a little sick. But is that true? At Verify, I’ve gotten that question a few times. For answers, I reviewed government reports, academic research, and talked to Dr. Trish Perl, the Chief of Infectious Diseases at University of Texas Southwestern.