Michael L. Sands, M.D., M.P.H. and T.M., FIDSA

Michael L. Sands M.D., M.P.H. and T.M., FIDSA

Professor & Chief, Division of Infectious Disease; Associate Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship

Department: Department of Medicine
Business Phone: (904) 244-8846
Business Email: michael.sands@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Certificate of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health--American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Clinical Profile

  • Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Special Interests: Adult clinical infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; public health; medical microbiology
  • Research Special Interests: HIV/AIDS; public health systems; clinical microbiology


A Case of Necrotizing Finger Lesions in a Patient With AIDS.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.76(8):1513-1515[DOI] 10.1093/cid/ciac552.[PMID] 35912719.
A Case Report of Melioidotic Prostatic Abscess in a Traveler.
Open forum infectious diseases.9(7):ofac284-[DOI] 10.1093/ofid/ofac284.[PMID] 35891686.
Bartonella Endocarditis: A Missed Diagnosis in Medical Practice.
Cureus.13(11):e19309-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.19309.[PMID] 34900484.
Miliary Histoplasmosis in a Renal Transplant Patient.
Cureus.13(11):e19338-[DOI] 10.7759/cureus.19338.[PMID] 34909299.
Thalamic bacterial abscess presenting with hemiparesis and expressive aphasia.
IDCases.13():e00417-[DOI] 10.1016/j.idcr.2018.e00417.[PMID] 30101064.
An unusual case of acute transverse myelitis caused by HSV-1 infection.
IDCases.5():29-31[DOI] 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.05.007.[PMID] 27419072.
HTLV-1 and HIV-1 co-infection: A case report and review of the literature.
IDCases.4():53-5[DOI] 10.1016/j.idcr.2016.03.002.[PMID] 27144124.
Disease correction by combined neonatal intracranial AAV and systemic lentiviral gene therapy in Sanfilippo Syndrome type B mice.
Gene therapy.20(9):913-21[DOI] 10.1038/gt.2013.14.[PMID] 23535899.
Austrian's triad complicated by suppurative pericarditis and cardiac tamponade: a case report and review of the literature.
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.13(1):e23-5[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.04.005.[PMID] 18635383.
Hepatitis B vaccine: a seven-year study of adherence to the immunization guidelines and efficacy in HIV-1-positive adults.
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases.12(6):e77-83[DOI] 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.05.1226.[PMID] 18723381.
Outbreak of healthcare-associated infection and colonization with multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Senftenberg in Florida.
Infection control and hospital epidemiology.28(7):805-11[DOI] .[PMID] 17564982.

Office Information

Academic Office
2nd Floor, LRC
653-1 West 8th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-3702
Administrative Manager
Noretta Rasmussen
(904) 244-8846
GME Office
2nd Floor, LRC
653-1 West 8th Street, L14
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone: (904) 244-7514
Fax: (904) 244-5650
Program Coordinator
Lorna Matos
(904) 244-3091


Medical Degree
1972 · Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
Internal Medicine Residency
1974 · St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
M.P.H. and T.M.
1975 · Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Infectious Disease Fellowship
1977 · Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
Clinical Microbiology Fellowship
1981 · Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA