Infectious Diseases

U-M Infectious Diseases Division, Powel H. Kazanjian, MD, PhD
Powel H. Kazanjian, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases

The Division of Infectious Diseases at Michigan Medicine was founded in 1967. Since that time, our division has grown to over 40 faculty members and has become nationally recognized for an exemplary record of patient care, research, and education and training.

Patient Care

We diagnose and treat patients for a multitude of infections including chronic bone and joint infections, soft tissue infections, endocarditis, opportunistic infections, complicated urinary tract infections, fungal infections, Clostridium difficile infection, and many others. In response to emerging and growing needs over the years, we have established several programs and clinics including the Fecal Microbiota Transplant Program, HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, Overseas Travel Clinic, and Transplant Infectious Disease Service. Learn more.


The Division of Infectious Diseases has a strong basic science and translational investigation program that includes virology, bacteriology, microbial diversity, mycology, and the intestinal microbiome. There is also a research component in our HIV/AIDS Treatment Program, Transplant Infectious Disease Service, and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. In the 2023 fiscal year, our division received nearly $12 million in federal, industry, and foundation funding to support our research activities. Learn more.

Education and Training

We have a long-standing Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program where over 95 Infectious Diseases specialists have completed their fellowship training, since our first graduates in 1970. View our Past Fellows. In addition, our faculty are actively involved in educating and training students within the Department of Internal Medicine, as well as teaching infectious diseases and microbiology courses at other departments at the University of Michigan including the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyDepartment of Epidemiology, Department of History, and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Learn more.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Well-Being

The Department of Internal Medicine (DOIM) Division of Infectious Diseases is committed to creating and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community that provides our faculty, learners, and staff with the opportunities and support they need to thrive. Learn more.