Allergy and Immunology
The division of Allergy and Immunology provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for allergic diseases, asthma and immune disorders. In addition to standard skin testing to airborne allergens and foods, the division offers a number of advanced techniques including direct challenge testing and desensitization for inhalant, insect venom and drug hypersensitivities.
The division of Cardiology boasts the longest experience in the Midwest in cardiac transplantation and cardiac catheterization. The division has literally been a pioneer in invasive and noninvasive cardiology. These national and internationally recognized leaders provide Saint Louis University residents unparalleled learning opportunities in clinical and preventive cardiology, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology and pacing, transplantation, echocardiography, and cardiac rehabilitation.
The division of Endocrinology has developed novel clinical services involving diabetes education and research. In addition, the division has developed active and multifaceted clinical programs in the field of thyroid disease (such as fine needle aspiration), insulin administration, lipid disorders, bone and mineral metabolism and obesity.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has recieved national and international acclaim in the areas of viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, nonacoholic steatohepatosis, and bowel motility disorders. The division offers specialized clinics to diagnose and manage diseases of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, gallbladder, biliary tract, pancreas, liver, small intestine and colon.
The division of Geriatric Medicine is an international leader in the special needs of the elderly. The division offers specialized clinics for seniors in areas such as bone disorders, gero-diabetes, incontinence, nutrition, sexual dysfunction and menopause. In addition, residents benefit from the division's pioneering efforts to care for seniors in their own home setting with clinics in senior complexes and assisted living centers. Residents have abundant opportunities to be involved in the many geriatric research programs, including those involving patients on the specialized inpatient unit, the Acute Care for the Elderly or ACE unit.
General Internal Medicine
The division of General Internal Medicine offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for some of the most complex "general" internal medicine patients in the region. With both internists and medicine/pediatric physicians, the division places special emphasis on ambulatory care in acute and subacute settings.
The Hematology/Oncology division is actively engaged in more than 100 clinical studies in a variety of areas including bone marrow transplantation and novel immunomodulating therapies. Thus, residents are exposed to patients with a wide range of tumors. The division is particularly involved in preventive oncology and pain management.
The Saint Louis University Cancer Center opened in March 2002, in a 50,000 square foot newly renovated space offering advanced clinical services, treatment protocols, research trials and educational opportunities in all areas of medical and surgical oncology.
A National Institute of Health-sponsored Center for Vaccine Development is only one component of this divisions many research and clinical programs. In addition, residents gain exposure to molecular and clinical virology. Residents may participate in clinical protocols to treat and prevent infections secondary to HIV, rotavirus, hepatitis A and B and haemophilus influenza type B.
The division of Nephrology offers residents in-depth training in the management of acute and chronic disorders of the kidney and urinary tract; renal transplantation; fluid, electrolyte and acid base disorders; and hypertension. The nephrology division is a leader in the field of bone and mineral metabolism and vascular access biology. The division established one the first academic interventional nephrology centers in the United States.
The division of Nuclear Medicine provides services and conducts research in the diagnostic and therapeutic use of radioactive isotopes in children and adults including state-of-the-art facilities such as a PET Clinical Imaging Center.
Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine
The division of Pulmonary and Critical Care provides a wide range of novel services including Lung Reduction Evaluation and Transplantation, and adult cystic fibrosis clinics. The faculty provide residents with the opportunity to participate in the evaluation and management of all forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, and patients with acute respiratory failure.
Home of the largest, statewide regional arthritis center, the faculty have developed nationally recognized clinical and research programs in all aspects of rheumatology. Faculty members in the rheumatology division provide residents the opportunity to evaluate and manage children and adults with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and other connective tissue diseases. In addition, the Saint Louis University division of rheumatology offers the only rheumatology clinic in eastern Missouri for children and adolescents.