The Mount Sinai Transplant Infectious Diseases Program
The Mount Sinai Transplant Infectious Diseases Program is dedicated to the prevention and management of all infectious diseases in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients. With a collaborative clinical and academic relationship with the Recanati-Miller Transplant Institute and the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, The Transplant Infectious Diseases Program at Mount Sinai is dedicated to providing the following services:
- Collaboration with each individual transplant program in order to provide excellent clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting
- Providing educational support for each individual transplant program to ensure that the clinical protocols are standard of care and that physicians are well trained
- Providing the expertise to develop guidelines for the prevention and management of infections for each individual transplant program to minimize infection related morbidity and mortality
- Developing clinical research initiatives in collaboration with each transplant program to build Mount Sinai’s academic credentials in this field.
The physician staff members of the program are all full-time faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine:
Additionally, the program has a clinical coordinator and research coordinator.
The Transplant ID Program currently provides the following clinical services:
- The Transplant Infectious Diseases Consult Service is staffed by one faculty member and one infectious diseases fellow at all times and provides inpatient consultation and follow-up for all patients with suspected or confirmed infections on the following services: liver medicine, liver transplant, kidney-pancreas transplant, intestinal transplant, lung transplant, heart transplant, hepatobiliary service, and bone marrow transplant. Approximately 800 consultations are performed annually. Approximately 15-20 inpatients are followed by our service on a daily basis
- Formal outpatient ID consultation is provided on Monday mornings. We assist with the management of all outpatients with infectious diseases issues
- The Mount Sinai Travel Clinic provides advice to patients before or after travel.
The program is also dedicated to a research program with active or upcoming projects in the following areas:
- Surveillance of invasive fungal infections
- Solid organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients
- Prevention of CMV following liver transplantation
- Treatment of proven and probable invasive aspergillosis
- Treatment and prevention of influenza in solid organ transplant recipients