Infectious Diseases Physicians
Vagish S. Hemmige, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in infectious diseases. Dr. Hemmige earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City. His training includes a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois where he also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases. Dr. Hemmige's clinical interests include HIV/AIDs, infections in immunocompromised patients, and orthopedic infections.
Hoonmo L. Koo, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of Medicine in the section of Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Koo earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a master's degree in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. His training includes an internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and an infectious diseases fellowship at BCM. Dr. Koo's volunteer service includes participation in medical mission trips to underprivileged communities in China, Mexico and Uganda. He specializes in food borne and diarrheal illnesses, and diseases primarily found in tropical and subtropical climates.
David J. Tweardy, MD, is chief of the section of Infectious Diseases, and a professor in the department of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and infections diseases. Following undergraduate studies at Princeton University, Dr. Tweardy earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, where he was chief medicine resident. He also served as a research associate in infectious diseases at Case Western Reserve University, and as an associate scientist at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Tweardy's clinical research interests include the impact of trauma and shock on host susceptibility to hospital-acquired infections and the role of the inflammatory response in infection.
Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, DTM-H, assistant professor of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Dr. Woc-Colburn received her medical degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Her extensive training includes an internship and residency in internal medicine at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Woc-Colburn also completed an infectious diseases fellowship and a diplomate in tropical medicine and international health at Case Medical Center University Hospital in Cleveland where she was chief fellow. Dr. Woc-Colburn's clinical interests include tropical medicine and HIV/AIDS infections.
Hours & Phone Number
- By appointment only
- To schedule an appointment
- call 713.798.2900
- Visit the Infectious Diseases website
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