Division of Infectious Diseases


The Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa is a highly academic division committed to quality patient care which is the foundation of clinical and basic science research and which leads to quality improvement in our patient care.  The division is involved in the education of medical students at all levels, Masters and PhD candidates, interns and residents and Infectious Disease fellows.  The division has a mandate to provide regional infectious disease consultation as well as regional infection control advice to the entire Champlain region of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec.

Key regional programs are:

  1. Immunodeficiency Clinic which provides multidisciplinary care for HIV/AIDS patients.
  2. Regional TB Program in collaboration with Ottawa Public Health,
  3. Regional Multidisciplinary Viral Hepatitis Program,
  4. Hospital and Regional Infection Control Program
  5. Infectious Disease inpatient and outpatient consultation based at both the Civic and General campuses with affiliation to the Queensway Carleton, Montfort and Elizabeth Bruyère Continuing Care.


Research is a major focus of the Infectious Diseases division and this has resulted in high impact publications and continued success with grant applications.  The research interests of the division members are varied and cover a range of topics with special focus on HIV, hepatitis C, sexually transmitted infections, hospital-based infection control and infections occurring in international settings.  The over-riding goal is to conduct research that is highly translational and results in improved patient outcomes.

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The division has a robust Royal College Infectious Disease training program which has one to two new recruits per year.  The program has an outstanding reputation in providing residents/fellows with an educational program targeted to their needs and career aspirations.  Medical students at all levels do electives both on inpatient and outpatient clinics.  It is a highly sought after elective.  Interested students should consider applying as soon as possible to secure their desired time slot.

Patient Care

Infectious Diseases provides both inpatient consultation services and outpatient clinics at each of the Civic and General campuses of The Ottawa Hospital. Our clinics provide an enriching environment for training medical students and residents. A strong clinical research program is integrated into this clinical care as well.

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Recent Notable Honours and Achievements:

  • Dr. Bill Cameron—Appointed Medical Director, Clinical Research, OHRI
  • Dr. Paul MacPherson—Appointed Director, Clinician Investigator Program, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Paul MacPherson—OHTN Research Chair in Gay Men’s Health (2016–2021)