A physician can specialize in a certain field in medicine that deals with infectious diseases and can work as an infectious disease specialist. This specialty takes care of finding out what organism or toxin caused a certain infection and institute treatment procedures to eradicate the cause of this disease and manage its symptoms. Diseases of this kind could vary in nature, including bacterial, viral and fungal.
A specialty in infectious medicine is thought to be a subspecialty under internal medicine. However, it could also be a subspecialty under pediatrics. It covers any infectious diseases that could infect any part of the human body.
Clayton Foster, MD
University of Alabama School of Medicine
University of Colorado
University of Colorado
Dr Clayton Foster was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College before obtaining his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus.
Dr Foster has a wide range of interests in the field of Infectious Diseases, having researched resistant Gram negative infections and published on zoonotic diseases and severe sepsis. He also serves as Medical Director of Infection Prevention for Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, CO. His real passions in the field, however, are travel medicine and global health. He has completed the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Global Health Course through the University of Minnesota, participated in multiple medical mission trips and published an online course on Medical Preparation for International Travel.
Dr Foster is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, as well as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He resides in Denver, CO, where he enjoys hiking and practicing aikido in his spare time.
* Infectious Diseases Society of America
* American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
David Schwartz, MD
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
N.Y.U. Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
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