Department of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

Division of Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases are diseases caused by biological agents, which can be transmitted to others, rather than by genetic, physical or chemical agents.  This definition includes disease caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and prions.

The Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Paul’s Hospital is comprised of a faculty of 15 clinicians and clinician scientists.  The members are responsible for the clinical, research, and administrative teaching program of the division and have a strong reputation for excellence in these areas.

The clinical service plays a major role in both the inpatient and outpatient management of patients with HIV/AIDS and infections in people who inject drugs.  St. Paul’s Hospital continues to be a national and international leader in AIDS care, and the ID Division members make up an integral component of the AIDS Program.

Care of marginalized individuals with serious bacterial and viral infections is an area of focus for the division.

The ID Division responded to the COVID pandemic with direct care of COVID patients both as ID consultants and as attending physicians on the COVID unit and through research in COVID therapeutics, diagnostics, virology and epidemiology.

Meet our team!

Contact Information

Division of Infectious Diseases
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1Y6

Telephone: 604-806-8640

Dr. Val Montessori, Clinical Associate Professor