If you’re experiencing a treatment-resistant illness that resembles symptoms of other diseases, your primary care provider may refer you to a WVU Medicine infectious diseases specialist. Our highly-trained experts provide adults and children with the most innovative diagnosis and treatment methods in the state for diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses.

We also provide an international travel health clinic, where you can receive vaccinations and a variety of information to protect your health while traveling.

Conditions We Treat

WVU Medicine Infectious Diseases provides consultations for adults and children with a wide range of infectious conditions, including:

  • E. coli infection
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • High-risk diseases for travelers
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Mononucleosis (mono)
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Meningitis
  • Salmonella infections
  • Shingles
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • West Nile virus
  • Zika virus

Evaluation and Treatment

Our multidisciplinary team collaborates with providers throughout WVU Medicine to offer you the most comprehensive evaluation and treatment for infectious diseases.

In the event of a potential infectious disease outbreak in the community, the WVU Medicine Emerging Infectious Diseases Task Force is prepared to provide treatment and appropriate isolation if necessary. Our experienced physicians, nurses, and other health professionals are continually trained in emergency preparedness.

Depending on your condition and medical history, possible evaluation and treatment methods may differ for each person.

Evaluation methods may include:

  • Chest x-ray for detection of TB
  • CT scan
  • Lab tests to identify exposures to bacteria, fungi, or viruses
  • Liver function tests for detection of hepatitis
  • Rapid HIV testing
  • TB culture or TB screening

Treatment methods may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antiviral medicines
  • Corticosteroids

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Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
1 Medical Center Drive
Physician Office Center
Morgantown, WV 26506

Clinic Number

304-598-4800

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

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Kristina Alaan, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Melanie Fisher, MD, FACP, MSc

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Assistant Dean for CME & Professor
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John Guilfoose, MD

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Assistant Professor
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Rashida Khakoo, MD, MACP

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Professor & Section Chief
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Arif R. Sarwari, MD, MSc, MBA

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