The Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases is the full-time clinical consultative service at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens that performs cutting-edge research in conjunction with the Dr. James J. Rahal, Jr. Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, as well as outpatient HIV care in the Special Care Center, a New York State AIDS Designated Center.
The division also includes a hospital-based program providing outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) seven days a week.
Research activities under the direction of Carl Urban, Ph.D. (Director, Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory) and Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer include:
- Mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics
- Clinical epidemiology of antibiotic resistance,
- Novel approaches to therapies
- HIV metabolic research
Research endeavors have led to a number of landmark publications and national and international recognition for our Infectious Diseases fellows and faculty.
The Division engages in numerous QA/PI projects as part of a well-developed, comprehensive Infection Control Program and an established Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.
In addition to patient care and research, the program is dedicated to training infectious disease fellows. Educational activities delivered by all Infectious Diseases faculty members includes extensive attending and Infectious Diseases fellow didactic and interactive sessions with all healthcare workers at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens in the form of housestaff conferences, medical grand rounds, journal clubs, etc. In addition, we provide community education as well as frequent interactions with print, internet, and live news media as part of local, regional, national and international news.