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Division of Infectious Diseases

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians, educators, and scientists working to improve the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases

Our faculty, more than 80 and growing, are dedicated to clinical care, education, and research. We strive to promote the specialty of infectious diseases (ID) through impactful clinical care that improves lives; adding value through antibiotic stewardship, diagnostic stewardship, and infection prevention; educating the next generation of clinicians and ID physicians; and discovery and dissemination of world class research.

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January 2024


  • Dr. Eddie Stenehjem leadership announcement
  • Inspirational patient experience quotes recognizing the IDGP Practice and Drs. Alyssa Castillo, Kristine Erlandson, Steven Johnson, and Misha Huang
  • ID Fellowship Program receives Continued Accreditation from ACGME
  • Recent publications from Drs. Nipun Atri, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Maheen Abidi, Neena Thomas-Gosain, Stephen Morris, Joshua Barocas, Leland Shapiro, Andrés Henao-Martinez, and Eddie Stenehjem

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November 2023


  • Division matches full cohort of outstanding ID fellows for 2024 
  • Recent publications from Drs. Charles Dinarello, Neena Thomas-Gosain, Stephen Morris, Nina Millman, Kristine Erlandson, Alyssa Castillo, Jose Castillo-Mancilla, and Eddie Stenehjem
  • Awards received by Drs. Lakshmi Chauhan and Timothy Jenkins (Clinical Excellence Society of the Department of Medicine) and Dr. Katherine Frasca (S.T.A.R Outstanding Faculty Award)
  • Inspirational patient experience quotes from the month of November recognizing Drs. Nipun Atri, Sara Scherrer, Hillary Dunlevy, Larissa Pisney, and Steven Johnson

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September and October 2023


  • Congratulations and thanks to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for groundbreaking mRNA vaccine science
  • Announcing leadership transition: Dr. Eric Poeschla to step down as division head on January 1, 2024, Dr. Eddie Stenehjem to serve in interim
  • Recent publications from Drs. Maheen Abidi, Timothy Jenkins, Samantha (Sam) Kaplan, Brian Grundy, Kristine Erlandson, and Andrés Henao-Martinez
  • Awards received by Dr. Mary Bessesen (2023 VASPID Lifetime Achievement Award) and Andrés Henao-Martinez (New Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America)
  • Announcing that the Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (formerly the Colorado AIDS Clinical Trials Unit) is now established to support clinical trials of treatments and preventions for a broad range of infectious diseases

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August 2023


  • Announcing the appointment of Dr. Robert (Bob) Belknap as the Executive Director of the Public Health Institute at Denver Health
  • Recent publications from Drs. Laura Damioli, Zach Shepard, Lilian Vargas Barahona, Andrés Henao-Martinez, and an upcoming publication from the Dinarello Lab
  • Grants received by Dr. Dan Frank and Marisa Brightman
  • Recognizing eight division members named as top Denver-area doctors by 5280 Magazine: Drs. Maheen Abidi, Bob Belknap, Tom Campbell, Lakshmi Chauhan, Gwen Huitt, Steve Johnson, Nancy Madinger, and Cara Wilson

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Employment Opportunities

Infectious Diseases (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop B168

Aurora, CO 80045


720-848-0191

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