Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine

The Division of Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine provides expert diagnostic and treatment services for patients with all types of infectious and tropical diseases.

Based in Manhattan, our infectious disease (ID) specialists are particularly skilled in helping patients manage HIV/AIDS and treating infectious complications of cancer and organ transplantation. In addition, our physicians provide travel medicine services for people going abroad or coming home with an illness from an overseas trip.


Diseases We Treat

Patients benefit from our board-certified ID specialists' expertise and experience in managing and preventing a wide variety of maladies, including:

  • Hepatitis
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Dengue fever
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Meningitis
  • Parasitic infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • West Nile virus
  • And many other diseases

Our doctors are experts on infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites and how they affect the different organs of the body. They are especially skilled in treating diseases that are complicated or difficult to diagnose or manage. They are also experienced at working closely with primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals on complex illnesses.


Procedures We Perform

Our ID specialists are experienced in conducting a wide range of tests to determine the cause of the disease and the best course of treatment. For example, a patient visit might include such things as:

  • A thorough medical history review
  • A physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Tissue cultures
  • Stool tests
  • X-rays
  • CAT scans
  • MRIs

Treatments typically include medications, such as antibiotics, to combat the infection. Our specialists can also offer strategies for disease prevention, including vaccinations.


Services for International Travelers

Getting sick while voyaging overseas, especially from diseases like hepatitis, typhoid, meningitis, malaria or Yellow fever, can cause travelers a great deal of distress -- physically, mentally and financially.

International travelers can rely on our group's world-class expertise in infectious diseases and travel medicine to prepare them for a trip or manage an illness upon return.

Our practice is one of the global sites for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Program, which tracks and manages emerging infectious diseases and travel-related illnesses in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We also participate in a research program with the CDC on travel-related vaccines.

Our travel medicine services include:

  • Pre-travel counseling, including a review of your itinerary and guidance on steps to take if you become ill or are injured abroad
  • The most up-to-date information on disease outbreaks worldwide
  • A full range of vaccinations, including Yellow fever, meningitis, rabies and Japanese encephalitis
  • Post-travel treatment of infections or diseases


Cutting-Edge Research

Members of the Division of Infectious Diseases are on the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and are on staff at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West's Department of Medicine. They are committed to participating in leading-edge research projects involving both institutions. For example, division members have participated in studies of new antiviral drugs for HIV and viral hepatitis.


Our Doctors

Amy Rosenberg, MD is the Interim Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. It also includes three other highly esteemed physicians, John Cahill, MDGeorge McKinley, MD and Christine F. Stavropoulos, MD.


Contact Us

For information, an appointment or a consultation, you can contact us at the following practice site on Manhattan's Upper West Side:

Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
425 West 59th Street, Suite 8A
New York, NY 10019
T 212-523-8672

Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
36 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023
T 212-523-8672


Useful Links

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Infectious Diseases Society of New York     

National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 

What Precautions Should I Take for Travel Abroad? with John D. Cahill, MD (Live Well New York)