Why Choose TGH’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute?

Why Choose Tampa General Hospital’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute?

The Global Emerging Diseases Institute (GEDI) was founded in 2020 and has quickly become an integral part of the Tampa Bay community. A true collaboration between Tampa General Hospital and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, GEDI is supported by an impressive team of physician leaders from both organizations. We provide world-class inpatient and outpatient care for patients suffering from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, conduct groundbreaking research and teach the next generation of infectious disease physicians.

Patients choose us because we are:

Leaders in Academic Medicine

TGH is an academic health system that combines clinical care, teaching and research to ensure our patients have the best possible outcomes. We stay at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies and therapies and can care for even the most complex and severe infectious diseases.

Focused on a Multidisciplinary Approach

The human body is complex and so are the pathogens that can affect it. One issue can affect many of the body’s systems and conditions can worsen rapidly for a patient. As a result, TGH takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, with experts in dozens of specialties and subspecialities at the ready if a patient needs a particular type of treatment.

A Comprehensive Infectious Disease Center

The infectious disease experts at TGH sprang into action when SARS-CoV2—the virus that causes COVID-19—first entered the scene. The formation of GEDI allowed for an even more targeted approach, allowing us to treat patients, produce COVID-19 tests and conduct groundbreaking research.

In addition to COVID-19, the team at GEDI diagnoses and treats many other types of infectious diseases, including:

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Bone infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Joint infections
  • Tropical diseases
  • Parasitic infections

Infection Prevention Experts

When organizations in Tampa Bay and beyond need to safeguard their employees and customers, they turn to TGH Prevention Response Outreach. This consulting service brings the expertise of some of Florida’s top infectious disease specialists from TGH, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and private practices to businesses, attractions and other organizations. We recommend safety precautions and educate organizations on how to best prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. No matter how big or small an organization, we develop effective infection prevention programs that suit their needs.

Become a Patient

To learn more about TGH’s Global Emerging Diseases Institute, call (800) 822-3627 or use our Find a Doctor database to find a physician and make an appointment.