Program Faculty

The Division of Infectious Diseases is comprised of 66 full-time faculty, with renowned expertise in global health and emerging infections; immunology and virology, including HIV; infection control and hospital epidemiology; infective endocarditis; medical mycology; microbial pathogenesis; MRSA and multi-drug resistant organisms; novel diagnostic approaches; transplant-related infectious diseases and vaccine development. Our substantial faculty research portfolio is supported by 40 R01 grants, a T32 Grant, 2 P01 grants, 2 CDC Epicenter grants, 2 DOD grants, and numerous industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies.

Our fellows have the opportunity to work closely with our outstanding faculty, who are deeply invested in mentoring trainees to pursue their clinical and research interests and to become the next generation of leaders in Infectious Diseases.

Key Program Faculty

barbara alexander

Barbara Alexander, MD MHS FIDSA
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Vice Chair, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Director of Transplant ID Fellowship Program
Head of Clinical Mycology Laboratory

Clinical and Research Interests: Infectious complications of solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, including treatment and rapid diagnosis of fungal disease.


J Andrew Alspaugh

J. Andrew Alspaugh, MD
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Clinical and Research Interests: Fungal pathogenesis, specifically fungal genetics and signal transduction pathways in Cryptococcus neoformans infection.


Gary Cox

Gary Cox, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Clinical and Research Interests: HIV; mycology; fecal microbiota transplantation for refractory Clostridium difficile colitis.


Kristen Dicks

Kristen Dicks, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Infectious Diseases Clinic
Vice Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Infectious Diseases

Clinical and Research Interests: HIV; latent tuberculosis; resistant bacterial infections.


Edward Hendershot

Edward Hendershot, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests: Orthopedic and prosthetic joint infections; Surgical Site Infections; General Infectious Diseases. 



Eileen Maziarz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Clinical and Research Interests: Prevention and management of infectious complications of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematologic malignancy and other non-HIV related immunocompromised states.


Micah McClain

Micah McClain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests: Development of novel host-based biomarker signatures to diagnose, predict and differentiate infectious diseases; vector-borne illnesses.


RachelMiller    Rachel A Miller, MD, FIDSA, FAST
    Professor of Medicine,
    Medical Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases

Susanna Naggie

Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of ID Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Medical Director, Clinical Research Unit, Department of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests: Liver disease pathogenesis, natural history, and clinical outcomes of HIV/HCV coinfection; clinical trials of antiviral therapies.



N. Lance Okeke, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Clinical and Research Interests: Prediction and mitigation of cardiovascular disease risk among persons living with HIV, including optimization of care models for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in HIV-clinic setting. 


Jason stout

Jason Stout, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests: Epidemiology, natural history of mycobacterial infections and the impact of HIV infection on mycobacterial disease.


Nathan Thielman

Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Global Health
Director of Global Health Pathway for Residents and Fellows

Clinical and Research Interests: Clinical and social issues affect in persons living with or at risk for HIV infection in resource-poor settings; Application of novel methods to optimize HIV testing uptake among high-risk groups in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania.  


Cameron Wolfe

Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests: Transplant-related infectious diseases including respiratory viral pathogens; HIV infection; Solid organ transplantation from HIV- and HCV-positive donors; Biopreparedness.


Chris Woods

Chris Woods, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Global Health
Chief of Infectious Diseases, Durham VAMC
Co-Director, Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health

Clinical and Research Interests: Emerging infections and One Health; Clinical microbiology and development of novel diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases, including host-derived biomarkers; Biopreparedness.