Infectious Diseases

    Overview

    Infectious diseases are usually contagious diseases caused by the spread of organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites, from person to person. SIU Medicine's infectious disease specialists are experts in the diagnosis and care of patients suffering from such diseases.

    SIU Medicine Infectious Disease Travel Clinic 

    We offer vaccines and counseling related to travel, as well as proof of vaccination that may be required for travel. 

    We offer the following vaccines for travelers:

    • Yellow fever
    • Meningococcal 
    • Japanese Encephalitis
    • Hepatitis A and B
    • MMR
    • Polio
    • Typhoid 

    Counseling for parasitic infections especially malaria and avoiding food borne illnesses are routinely done. 

    We specifically offering counseling for travel with COVID regarding pre and post travel testing. Call 217-545-8000 for an appointment, and ask for travel clinic with Infectious Diseases.
     

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Zainab Alnafoosi, MD

    Infectious Diseases Physician Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mary Francine Chua, MD

    Infectious Diseases Physician Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Amanda Graham, FNP-BC

    Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    Provider

    Vidhya Prakash, MD

    Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Whitney Ringer, FNP-BC

    Infectious Disease Nurse Practitioner Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Laurie Ryznyk, PA-C

    Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases
    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Provider

    Vidya Sundareshan, MD

    Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Interim Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sana Waqar, MD

    Infectious Diseases
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Our Locations

    Place

    SIU Center for Family Medicine - Carbondale

    300 West Oak Street Carbondale, IL 62901
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Place

    SIU Infectious Diseases

    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1100 Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
    Place

    SIU Internal Medicine

    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm