Infectious Diseases

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

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan was founded in 1967. Since then, the division has become nationally recognized for an exemplary record of patient care, research, education and training.

Patient Care

We offer diagnosis and treatment services for multiple types of complicated infections including chronic bone and joint infections, soft tissue infections, endocarditis, urinary tract infections, fungal infections, and many others. We also have a dedicated clinic to care for people infected with HIV. In addition, we also offer an Overseas Travel Consultation Service.


We have a strong basic science and translational investigation program that includes virology, bacteriology, microbial diversity, mycology, and the intestinal microbiome. We also have both a clinical research program in HIV, transplant infection, antimicrobial stewardship, as well as the epidemiology of multidrug resistant organisms that spread in the hospital.

Education and Training

We provide both research-oriented and clinical training, allowing fellows to develop as physician-scientists or as infectious diseases clinicians. We value flexibility, and the learning experiences are customized to meet the individual goals of each fellow.