Many patients need to take medications to prevent rejection of their transplanted organ or to prevent “graft versus host disease”. This suppression of the immune system makes organ and stem cell transplant recipients susceptible to a variety of infections. In 2005, we established the Transplant Infectious Disease Service to provide expertise and establish protocols for the prevention and treatment of infection that can occur in transplant patients. We provide inpatient and outpatient consultation and care to the Michigan Medicine Transplant Center, which performs over 300 transplants annually, making it the largest and most experienced transplant center in Michigan, and to the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, where over 200 adult stem cell transplants are performed annually. Our service also provides consultation to patients referred by physicians throughout the state of Michigan.
Meet the Team
Daniel Kaul, MD, director of the program, leads a team of four Division of Infectious Diseases faculty members who specialize in infectious disease transplant care. Our team works closely with the transplant surgeons and the transplant support team to provide the best possible care to our patients.