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Michael L. Sands, M.D., M.P.H. and T.M., FIDSA

Welcome to the website for the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Division of Infectious Disease. Our division's mission is to provide excellence in the diagnosis and management of all infectious diseases. We provide inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consultations, pre- and post-travel consultation and direct hospital infection control activities at UF Health Jacksonville.

The Division also sponsors a two-year, ACGME-accredited infectious disease fellowship program.

Thank you for your interest in our division and we encourage you to learn more about our fellowship program, physicians and the health care services we provide. For any additional questions, please contact us.

Michael L. Sands, M.D., M.P.H. and T.M., FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship

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