Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, located in San Jose, is the main county hospital for Santa Clara County. The main campus is located at San Jose, with several outreach sites throughout San Jose as well as in Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Gilroy.

SCVMC hosts the Level 1 trauma center for Santa Clara County, the regional Burn Center as well a 76-bed Rehabilitation Center specializing in adult and pediatric rehabilitation for trauma, spinal cord injury, brain injury and burn patients. SCVMC provides care to a large Hispanic, African and South-east Asian immigrant population and consequently, the Infectious Diseases services deal with plethora of usual and unusual infections.

The ID physicians at SCVMC are housed in 3 different divisions; the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Division of HIV/AIDS Medicine and the Division of Mycobacterial Diseases and International Health. All 3 divisions work closely to provide 24/7 inpatient consultative services to a burgeoning hospital census.

  1. The Division of Infectious Diseases provides ID consultative services to all patients referred by contracted primary care physicians in the county as well as provides Medical Leadership for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Employee Health and Infection Prevention.
  2. The Division of HIV/AIDS Medicine at SCVMC provides multi-disciplinary care for over 1300 HIV positive patients in a patient-centered medical home model.
  3. The Division of Mycobacterial Diseases and International Health operates the Tuberculosis clinic with the SCC Public Health Department as well as the Refugee clinic which performs initial health assessments on asylees and refugee and immigration exams.

During fellowship, Stanford fellows rotate through the inpatient consult service at SCVMC as well as have continuity clinic at SCVMC’s ID and HIV clinics. Stanford ID Grand Rounds are held once monthly at SCVMC during which cases from this institution are highlighted – it is well-attended and appreciated by the fellows as well several ID providers from neighboring community hospitals.

Bottom row,  L to R: Jennifer Lin, Supriya Narasimhan, Janet Kim

Top row, L to R: John Szumowski, Andrea Polesky, Harleen Sahni

The ID Physicians at the Valley


Division of ID:

Supriya Narasimhan (Chief), Janet Kim, Shobha Sharma


Division of HIV/AIDS Medicine:

Jennifer Lin (Chief), John Szumowski, Rajat Bansil (PharmD)

Part-time providers: Carol Hu, Michael Harbour, George Kent, Paul Ravi Waldron, Kristin Walsh


Division of Mycobacterial Diseases and International Health:

Andrea Polesky (Chief), Harleen Sahni. Part-time providers: Gulshan Bhatia, David Hong