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The Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) in the Department of Medicine at MCG at Augusta University is involved in a full range of care for patients, engaging in the discovery of new treatments, and finding innovative cures for infectious diseases.

The faculty and staff in the Infectious Diseases division are dedicated to advancing the study and practice of the field of Infectious Diseases by:

  • Providing excellent, comprehensive, patient-centered medical care

  • Preparing the next generation of Infectious Diseases physicians for evidence-based practice in a variety of settings

  • Contributing to the development of medical knowledge via recruitment and participation in cutting-edge research trials

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Infectious Diseases Office

Melanie Johnson



1120 15th Street
AE 3033

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Infectious Disease News

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Putting the brakes on a bacterium that is a major cause of GI distress

The bacterium is seen in more than 140 million cases worldwide and causes more than 30,000 deaths each year.

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Patients with kidney transplants more vulnerable to common, usually harmless bacterium

“Kidney transplant patients are at risk for all kinds of infections,” says Dr. Sandeep Padala, nephrologist at MCG and the Augusta University Health System.

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Mathematical constructions of COVID virus activity could provide new insight for vaccines, treatment

Mathematical constructions of the action of SARS-CoV-2 and its spikes can help fine-tune prevention and treatment.

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New pandemic medicine course helped MCG adapt during COVID-19

When COVID-19 forced medical students out of classrooms and clinical rotations, faculty and staff at the Medical College of Georgia provided an online platform for learning about the pandemic.