The Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine 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.

Mission Statement

Patient care

  • To provide innovative and outstanding patient-centered care to individuals with a wide range of medical conditions from diverse backgrounds


  • To conduct cutting edge research in basic, clinical, translational, and population health sciences 


  • To provide students, residents, and post-doctoral trainees with a strong foundation in the principles and practice of infectious diseases clinical care and research

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • To embody the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, research, and the delivery of high-quality, accessible patient care
  • To recruit, retain, and promote a diverse group of faculty and trainees reflective of our community
Dr. Brad Cutrell and Dr. Josephine Thinwa giving a high five

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 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 Diseases and Geographic Medicine 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.