DR. PAUL F. NEE and DR. GARY S. SCHLEITER, together with other physicians and health-care staff at Western Connecticut Medical Group’s Infectious Diseases Department, provide care at Danbury Hospital for patients with infectious diseases. Dr. Nee earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College and his medical degree at New York Medical College. He completed his internship at Deaconess Hospital in Boston and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease and is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In addition, he is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Vermont. “It’s critical to be up-front and honest with patients while treating them to the best of my ability,” he says. Dr. Nee says the practice also treats patients with bone and joint infections, hospital-acquired infections, cancer patients with secondary infections and diseases in travelers returning from abroad. Dr. Schleiter, chief of the Infectious Diseases Department at Danbury Hospital, earned his undergraduate degree with honors at Duke University and his medical degree at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, and is currently an instructor of medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, he is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Vermont. “We see complex problems over a broad spectrum of conditions,” he says. “We interface with doctors from many other specialties.” One quarter of the group’s practice is focused on HIV patients, but it treats many infectious diseases, which Dr. Schleiter defines as any disease caused by a virus, parasite, bacteria or fungus. In addition to HIV, this can include tuberculosis, bone infections, endocarditis and infections related to diabetes. Drs. Nee and Schleiter are involved with the education of medical students and postgraduate physicians who carry out their residencies at Danbury Hospital.
Organizations: American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Medical School: New York Medical College
Hospital Affiliations: Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network
Practice: WESTERN CONNECTICUT MEDICAL GROUP, INFECTIOUS DISEASES