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Comprehensive infectious disease services
We provide world-class patient care through our dedicated staff and robust programs and services, all while pioneering leading research and educating the next generation of medical professionals.


The Division of Infectious Disease offers comprehensive care to patients with acute or chronic infections and is a leader in infectious disease control. We’re also shaping the next generation of professionals through world-class graduate medical education, and we’re conducting innovative research to transform our field and create a better tomorrow.

The Karin and Dayton Brown, Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases is recognized for excellence in clinical care, education and research. We offer patient-centered, innovative and comprehensive care for individuals with a wide array of infectious diseases.  All of the faculty members are actively involved in both inpatient and outpatient care.

We are committed to the training and education of the future providers and leaders in the field of infectious diseases. Our faculty is known for our teaching excellence when it comes to medical students, residents and fellows, and our staff  holds leadership positions in local, regional and national organizations. We also continue to grow and improve our knowledge and our understanding of diseases and pathogens through cutting edge research initiatives.

Honors and awards

 Teaching awards from the medical house staff (recipients: Dr. Malhotra, Dr. Epstein, Dr. Oey and Dr Hirschwerk)

  • Larry Scherr research awards
  • Infectious Diseases Society of New York (IDSNY) research awards
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) research awards
  • Peggy Lillis Foundation innovator award for pioneering work in clostridium difficille (recipient: Dr. Bruce Hirsch)
  • Sandra Atlas Bass Award for Clinical Excellence (recipient: Dr. Marcia Epstein)
  • Multiple awards for Infection Prevention Program (recipient: Dr. Bruce Farber)


Bruce Frederick Farber, MD

Chief of Division - Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division - Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Infectious Disease
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