Infectious Diseases

Adult Infectious Diseases


The Infectious Diseases specialists at Cooper provide exceptional and comprehensive medical care for common and complex infections. Our board-certified experts evaluate and manage acute and chronic infections in both inpatient and outpatient settings. That multidisciplinary care is enhanced by teams of specially trained nurses with additional support as needed from other Cooper specialists in behavioral health, case management, pharmacology, addiction medicine, gastroenterology.

Together, our experts coordinate and monitor appropriate long-term antibiotic therapy for all types of infections and work to ensure that patients adhere to their therapy to avoid incomplete treatment and possible infection relapses.

Cooper’s infectious disease experts diagnose and evaluate infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and other organisms. We assist in the treatment of disease through the use of antibiotics and other agents, and aid in the prevention of disease by vaccination against infection. 

Infections We Treat

Cooper’s specialists provide the highest quality clinical care for a variety of common infectious diseases as well as many rare and unusual infections, including: 

  • Hospital- and community-acquired infections
  • Meningitis
  • Influenza
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Travel-related infections
  • Malaria
  • Fungal infections
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Endocarditis
  • Complicated urinary tract infections
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Skin infections
  • Pneumonia
  • COVID-19
  • Transplant-related infections (future)

Our Services

Cooper’s specialists provide comprehensive infectious disease services that include:

  • Patient consultation
  • Managing treatment with antibiotics
  • Critical care consultation
  • Travel medicine
  • Early Intervention Program for immunodeficiency conditions
  • Access to clinical trials of evaluate new antimicrobial therapies and other treatments

Travel Medicine

Travel medicine is a specialized area of health care focusing on the needs of travelers, particularly those who travel to other countries. Cooper’s infectious disease specialists have extensive knowledge of geographical locations and information about health conditions and disease outbreaks around the world. Our specialists know the requirements for foreign countries related to vaccinations, health reports, availability of medications, and other healthcare treatments for diseases and disorders.

If you are planning to travel outside of the country – particularly to developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America – it is important to talk with an infectious disease physician with training in travel medicine. Although the U.S. government provides the latest information for the health and safety of U.S. travelers, this information cannot replace the having a personal relationship with a physician who is knowledgeable about the needs of those traveling abroad.

Ryan White Early Intervention Program

The Ryan White Early Intervention Program (EIP) at Cooper is a federally funded multidisciplinary center offering an array of services aimed at improving the health and well-being of those infected with or affected by HIV in South Jersey. We offer the highest quality medical care, support services, community education and early detection regardless of ability to pay.

Cooper’s EIP offers:

  • Medical care
  • Medical case management
  • Behavioral health medicine
  • Research studies
  • Screening, Identification, Linkage to Care (SILC) services
  • Medication management
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Addiction medicine and counseling
  • Legal services
  • Dental center  

Research – Excision BioTherapeutics Phase 1/2 HIV Clinical Trial

Cooper University Health Care is selected as a clinical site for Excision BioTherapeutics Phase 1/2 trial evaluating EBT-101, as a potential functional cure for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  For more information on this first in human trial eligibility criteria and enrollment details, please contact Yolanda Smith by calling 856.968.8651 or email