MAYWOOD, IL – David Slade, MD, a specialist who treats HIV and other infectious diseases, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Slade treats a range of infectious diseases, including skin and soft tissue infections, bone infections and endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart).
In addition to HIV patients, Dr. Slade's patients include spinal cord injury patients who are prone to urinary tract infections and organ transplant patients who have compromised immune systems that make them more vulnerable to infections.
"Every patient is unique," Dr. Slade said. "I feel it is very important to engage the patient and take enough time to explain the disease and the side effects of the treatment."
Infectious disease is a challenging and evolving field. "We are making significant advancements in therapies and in developing effective new antibiotics," Dr. Slade said. "At the same time, we are experiencing setbacks in antibiotic resistance. To help prevent antibiotic resistance, we have a huge incentive to not overtreat and overprescribe."
Dr. Slade earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Loyola University Medical Center.
Dr. Slade is an assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases in the department of medicine of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible in infectious diseases.