Infectious Disease

chief of infectious diseases

Ruta Shah, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Infectious Diseases, is our Hospital Epidemiologist. She partners with our Infection Control team as we control infectious and communicable diseases.

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Infectious disease physicians at Salem Hospital offer consultations for both adults and children. Our specialists are expert in diagnosing and managing treatments for all types of infection. Consultations are available for patients with tuberculosis at our TB clinic in Salem Hospital. Learn more

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Infectious Diseases Treated

  • Hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations and infections in pregnancy
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Infections of the eye, ear, nose and throat
  • Lyme disease
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Surgical site infections
  • Tropical and parasitic infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary tract infections