Our infectious disease specialists are among the most highly respected in the world. We developed what is now known as the Duke criteria to diagnose endocarditis, an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart. We are also involved in the full spectrum of research to better understand the risk factors associated with -- and develop treatments for -- fungal, bacterial, and viral infections.  Our goal is to provide you with a personalized treatment plan in a caring, compassionate setting, so you feel better as soon as you walk through our doors.