Infectious Diseases

Since infections are a major source of morbidity and mortality among trauma patients, the Shock Trauma Center has a separate Infectious Disease service to deal with this problem. This service consists of three full time infectious disease trained physicians who bring more than 60 years of experience. The service is available 24/7. These physicians see all patients in the critical care areas with the critical care team and keep up to date records of the latest culture results, antibiotic sensitivities and sites of infection. 

In addition to identifying and treating infectious in these complicated trauma patients, they also coordinate an extensive Infection Control program with the nurses, physicians and ancillary personnel. In addition, there is an active ongoing research interest in finding new ways to diagnose and treat these seriously ill trauma patients. These studies also utilize one or two full time coordinators and the department administrator.

Faculty

Ellis S. Caplan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Section Chief, Infectious Disease
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Special Interests: Infectious Diseases in Trauma Patients; Internal Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Maryland
Residencies: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore; University of Maryland Medical Center, Infectious Diseases
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Infectious Diseases
Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease
410-328-3656 office

Manjari Joshi, M.B.B.S.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Special Interests: Infectious Diseases in Trauma Patients; Internal Medicine
Medical Degree: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Residency: Prince George's General Hospital Center, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Infectious Diseases
Certification: Internal Medicine
410-328-3656 office

Ronald Rabinowitz, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Massachusetts
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Infectious Disease
Certification: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
410-328-3656 / academic office 

For all patient information, please call 410-328-9284.

This page was last updated: July 30, 2013

         
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