Multidisciplinary Endocarditis Team

Endocarditis is an infection of the heart valves which can cause severe illness involving many organ systems. To optimally care for patients with this infection a team approach is needed. In 2018, the Multidisciplinary Endocarditis Team (MET) was established at Michigan Medicine. This team includes specialists from Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Neurology, and Cardiac surgery. In addition, Internists, Interventional Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine physicians, Addiction Medicine providers and other health care providers join on an as needed basis. The team meets weekly to discuss the care of hospitalized patients with endocarditis. Since the multidisciplinary approach began, significant improvements to patient outcomes have been observed. Dr. Megan Neils has been the director of the MET since 2020.