Infectious Disease Physician

What is an Infectious Disease Physician?

An Infectious Disease Physician deals with infectious diseases of all types and in all organ systems. Conditions requiring selective use of antibiotics call for this special skill. Specialists often focus on specific areas including:

  • Viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases
  • Animal related diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Childhood diseases
  • Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Food and water related diseases, insect and arthropod related diseases
  • Diseases such as HIV, hepatitis, influenza and tuberculosis


Professor David L Paterson

M.B., B.S. (Hons.), PhD, F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.A.

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