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An infectious disease is a disease or illness caused by the presence of a pathogen, or germ, such as a virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite.  Infectious disease typically results when the body’s immune system is unable to fight off an invading pathogen or germ for the following reasons:

  • Illness (such as HIV/AIDS)
  • Medications such as chemotherapy
  • The pathogen or germ is strong enough to overcome even normal body defenses

The Infectious Disease Center (or ID Center) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been providing quality outpatient care for HIV/AIDS and many other infectious diseases since 1988. Our mission is to provide high-quality care to persons with all types of infections, conduct research to advance medical knowledge to benefit our patients and community, and educate the next generation of health care providers.


The Infectious Disease Center offers the following services:

  • Comprehensive assessment and medical treatment
  • Medication evaluation and teaching by a pharmacist
  • Clinical social work services
  • Patient/family education
  • Home health care coordination
  • Consultation with a patient’s primary physician
  • Clinical research studies
  • Infusion therapy services

The ID Center staff includes an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and advanced practice nurses, all dedicated to improving the health of those living with acute and chronic infectious diseases. We are concerned about both the medical aspects of infection and the impact of illness on the emotional well-being of patients and their families.


Infectious Disease Center

251 E Huron, Arkes Pavilion
9th Floor, Suite 940
Chicago, IL 60611


Last UpdateMarch 19, 2013


For more information or to make an appointment please call 312-926-8358.