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About the Division of Infectious Diseases

Serving the downstate Illinois community, the Division of Infectious Diseases at SIU School of Medicine provides diagnosis and treatment to patients suffering from various forms of infectious diseases. At the same time, we provide training to medical students, residents and fellows, and conduct research in the latest advances in medical treatment, ensuring that our patients will receive the best possible care. 

The Division of Infectious Diseases is home to award-winning faculty who are committed to advancing public health policy:

Elected for national committees:

  • Janak Koirala, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA-Member (2019-22), Global Health Committee, Infectious Diseases Society for America (IDSA)
  • Vidya Sundareshan, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA-Member (2019-22), Public Health Committee, IDSA

Appointed for State of Illinois:

  • Vidhya Prakash, MD, FACP, FIDSA Member, Illinois Council for Women and Girls, chair of the Health and Healthcare Committee

Nominated for State of Illinois:

  • Janak Koirala, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA Member, IDPH Sepsis Review Task Force