Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute has the distinction of being one of the very few medical institutions in and around Mumbai running a specialized division for awareness and treatment of infectious diseases. The Division of Infectious Diseases at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute is a sub-speciality division of the Department of Internal Medicine. Run by a fulltime highly qualified and experienced consultant along with in-house microbiology support, the Division provides expertise in the management of infectious diseases both in the in-patients and out-patients settings. It actively engages in various research programs and studies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in the society. Thoroughly updated about the emerging & re-emerging diseases, the Division disseminates guidelines for the benefit of public. Several educational programs in the form of seminars and talk shows are arranged on a regular basis for the benefit of common people and the medical fraternity.


The Division of Infectious Diseases runs the specialised Infectious Diseases Clinic to cater to out-patients. The Clinic aims to prevent diseases, disability and death caused by a wide range of infectious diseases.



Consultation for Infectious Diseases:                                                                             

  • Blood Stream Infections e.g. Sepsis

  • Bone and Joint Infections e.g. Osteo Myelitis

  • CNS Infections e.g. Meningitis

  • Fever of unknown origin

  • Fungal Infections e.g. Candida, Aspergillus

  • Gastrointestinal Infections

  • Heart Valve Infection – Endocarditis

  • HIV Infection and AIDS

  • Parasitic Diseases

  • Post-Surgical Infections

  • Respiratory Infections e.g. Pneumonia, Tuberculosis

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases e.g. Syphilis

  • Transplant Related Infections

  • Tropical Infections e.g. Dengue, Malaria, Leptospirosis, Typhoid

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Viral Infections e.g. Swine Flu, H1N1, Influenza



  • Antibiotic Therapy



  • Adult Immunization

  • Travel Associated Diseases - Travelers are provided guidance regarding vaccination and other preventive measures


Dr. Swapnil Gautam

MD, DNB, MRCP (London), MRCPE (Edinburgh), MRCPS (Glasgow), PGDip Infectious Diseases (London, Sydney)

Consultant General Medicine, Infectious Diseases Specialist & Intensivist