Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine

in the Department of Medicine


  • July 2017: Dr. Dean Winslow is this year's recipient of the IDSA Society Citation. Congrats on your accomplishment!
  • May 2017: Congrats to DoM employee of the month, Hanbang Zhang of Singh Lab!
  • April 2017: Dr. Paul Bollyky is 1 of 11 awardees to receive the Harrington Scholar-Innovator Grant! 
  • April 2017: Best wishes on your retirement, Dr. David Katzenstein
  • February 2017: Doctors Catherine Blish and Taia Wang were selected investigators among 45 others for CZ Biohub
  • January 2017: Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan joined the ID faculty!
  • December 2016: Gernot Kaber of Dr. Bollyky's lab won the Employee of the Month from the Department of Medicine
  • November 2016: Dr. Taia Wang joined the Infectious Diseases faculty!
  • October 2016: Dr. Jason Andrews was the recipient for the NIH Director's New Innovator Reward
  • April 2016: Dr. Dora Ho was awarded the Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care. 
  • Read the articles 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! 

Facing the bioterrorism threat: New Stanford group aims to find ways to minimize risks

ew topics generate more fear — in Hollywood movies and real life — than a biological weapons attack. This week Stanford University launched a Biosecurity Initiative that will bring together biologists, bioengineers, legal scholars, and policy experts to coordinate research and education about these threats.

One key goal: To help scientists understand how to mitigate risks that might come from their own experiments.

New insight to the effects of the Zika virus on cranial malformity 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

Dr. David L. Heymann presented for the 2017 Merigan Lecture in March

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 Dr. David Heymann.




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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.