Eric R Houpt

Eric R Houpt, MD

Division:
Infectious Diseases and International Health
Department:
Medicine
Call 434.982.1700
Primary Location:
Infectious Diseases Clinic

Fifth Floor, Outpatient Clinic

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Fax:
434.924.0075
Expertise
ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Research Interests:

Molecular diagnostics, Enteric infections, Mycobacterium infections, Tuberculosis, Global Health

Clinical Practice:
Tuberculosis (TB), Infectious Diseases
Appointment:

Division Head, Division of Infectious Diseases

About
Title:
Professor
Biography

Eric Houpt, MD, is the Jack M. Gwaltney Jr. Professor of Infectious Diseases. He specializes in treating mycobacterium infections such as tuberculosis and mycobacterium avium, an infection that impacts those with HIV. Houpt served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis. He also has been recognized internationally for his research into the causes of infectious childhood diarrhea, which fundamentally changed the way infectious diarrhea is identified and treated. In 2015, this work earned Houpt the Oswald Avery Award for Achievement by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Raised in North Carolina and Georgia, Houpt graduated from Emory Medical School, where he met his wife, a Charlottesville OB-GYN. Houpt then completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago before coming to UVA for a fellowship in infectious disease.

After his fellowship training, Houpt was appointed to the UVA Department of Medicine, where he is now a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, vice chair for research of the Department of Medicine and the division chief.

In his free time, Houpt enjoys running, biking and swimming, and spending time with his wife and three college-aged kids. 

Education
Primary:
Emory University, 1996
Residency:
Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
Fellowships:
Infectious Disease, University of Virginia