SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
University Hospital of Brooklyn
The medical center, known as SUNY Downstate, as well as the attached University Hospital of Brooklyn (UHB) is the sponsoring institution. This site serves as the home base for the fellowship program and is the location of primary didactic lectures, research conferences, as well as the weekly case conference presentations by the first year fellows. Opened in 1966 University Hospital of Brooklyn is an 8 story, 376-bed facility in central Brooklyn with all clinical services including a transplant medicine, and a state of the art microbiology lab. Fellows will provide consultation services to all clinical departments within UHB and will see a wide variety of pathology.
- SUNY Downstate Medical Center
470 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
General Information: 718-270-2121
Kings County Hospital Center
Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is a large municipal hospital with a level one trauma designation, located directly adjacent to SUNY Downstate. The large number of indigent & immigrant patients results in a diversity of pathology and exposes our residents to diverse socioeconomic & cultural backgrounds. Weekly microbiology didactic courses are designed specifically for the infectious diseases fellow. KCHC is also home of a flourishing STD/ID clinic where fellows will have an opportunity to serve patients on a weekly basis during their second year of fellowship.
- Kings County Hospital Center
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
General Information: 718-245-3131
Harboview VA Hospital
The Brooklyn Harborview VA Hospital is an integrated affiliate staffed by the Downstate faculty. The rotation provides time for research and independent study. The Brooklyn Campus of the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System is dedicated to providing quality health care to veterans using the abilities of all employees supported by our commitment to education and research. A wide variety of pathology can be found here- some past cases include babesiosis, infections related to travel medicine in veterans returning from abroad, mucormycosis, and histoplasmosis.
- Brooklyn Veteran's Administration Hospital
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209
General Information: 718-836-6600
Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center is a recent addition to the family of training sites for Downstate ID fellows. This non-profit, non-sectarian hospital is itself a major training hub with 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 400 residents, 300 full-time faculty, 550 voluntary attending physicians, 4,500 employees and 700 inpatient beds. Maimonides has a highly diverse mix of patients and ID fellows perform consultations throughout the institution. Consultations range from infections in the elderly and opportunistic infections of the immune-compromised patient, to classic infections such as endocarditis, hepatitis, malaria and tuberculosis.
The primary service area of the Medical Center includes the Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park areas of Brooklyn. These neighborhoods contain a diverse cross-section of communities with a broad range of health care needs. Maimonides has developed various initiatives to strengthen its primary care and specialty care services to address the diverse cultural needs of its patient population. The hospital has actively recruited physicians, nurses and clerical staff with a variety of linguistic skills and cultural backgrounds to encourage effective cross-cultural communication.