Clinical Care

Alyssa Shon, MD.

“Fellows leave our program with a thorough understanding of the subspecialty, in large part because they train in such diverse clinical sites,” says Alyssa S. Shon, MD.

In addition to providing excellent care for the Buffalo area and key training opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows, our division’s clinical work supports our translational research program.

Inpatient Care

Our faculty and fellows perform infectious disease consultations on hospitalized patients at our primary clinical sites. This service forms the core of our fellows’ training and provides valuable experience for medical students and residents.

Outpatient Care

At Erie County Medical Center, our faculty follow more than 1,200 HIV-infected individuals at a dedicated Immunodeficiency Services Clinic. Fellows learn critical skills here for the ambulatory management of HIV infection. Occasionally, residents perform rotations in this clinic as well.

We also have an outpatient clinic at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, where faculty and fellows see a broad range of patients, including those with uncommon immunodeficient states.

Our faculty see outpatients, including new referrals and patients for follow-up visits, at Buffalo General Medical Center, the Buffalo VA Medical Center and UB|MD Internal Medicine, a suburban ambulatory clinic.

Clinical Care and Research

All members of our division are dedicated physician-scientists. We manage two clinical studies units with active research investigating pulmonary disease and HIV. A wide variety of our translational studies make use of bacterial strains isolated from the local patient population.