Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

in the Department of Medicine


  • April 2016: Dr. Dora Ho was awarded the Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care. 
  • January 2016: Dr. Paul Bollyky received the Catalyst Award from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.
  • Read about each award in Division News.


In the Press

Many of our Principal Investigators are quoted in news outlets. Read about additional mentions in our In the Press page! 

New insight to the effects of the Zika virus on cranial malformatity and brain size in infants

Dr. Catherine Blish and team published how the Zika virus effects the neural cranial crest cells. 

Zika fever is an effect of the tropical disease known for causing birth defects when mosquitoes carrying the virus transmits it to pregnant women.

Symptoms are mild and may cause fever, rash, aches in joints and red eyes.

ABC7 chronicles one story of an athlete turned victim of CFS

A once athletic teenager found herself exhausted after a case of mono. Kelsey Vischer's active life stopped until she was directed to Stanford's Dr. Montoya, whom has challenged the medical society as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome being a "real" disease. 

Need no fear for antibacterial agent in consumer household products

Triclosan is an antibacterial ingredient found in toothpastes, soaps, detergents, some cosmetics—even toys and more.

However, consumers have been worried for 50 years how might this chemical disrupt the body's hormones in the longterm—so much so that manufacturers removed this agent from store shelves.

But a NIH-funded study by Dr. Julie Parsonnet and her team showed no significant effects to the body when exposed to triclosan-laden products.

The Annual Thomas C. Merigan Jr. Lecture

Presenting Dr. Peter Piot, who visited us in April

Each year the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine hosts the Thomas C. Merigan, Jr. Lecture. This endowed lectureship is in honor of Dr. Merigan, Professor Emeritus, and the former Chief of the division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford.

Click here to read about more.

Photo courtesy of Tom Whipps



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Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine website.  Our goals are to provide excellent clinical care, educate the next generation of academic Infectious Disease specialists, and make seminal research discoveries as they relate to the broad and dynamic field of infectious diseases.