Stephen J Thomas, MD 
Division Chief

Donald C Blair, MD

Donald C Blair, MD
Appointed 06/28/74
311 Physicians' Office Building
725 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-5815

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Infectious Disease

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, 1971
  • Residency: University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, 1966
  • MD: Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1965

Clinical Interests

  • HIV care. Infectious Diseases consultation. Tuberculosis control: Onondaga County Health Department.

Research Interests

  • Renal function in HIV disease. Tachycardia in HIV infected patients. Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic. Antibiotic stewardship.

Specialties & Certification

  • Infectious Diseases

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
  • Bacterial Meningitis in Adults
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bone Infection
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Infection
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Drug Allergy
  • E. Coli Infection
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Fever
  • Flu or Influenza
  • Group A Strep Invasive Diseases
  • Heart Infection
  • Infections of Bones and Joints
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Kidney Infection
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Septic Shock
  • Shingles
  • Skin or Soft Tissue Abscess
  • Skin/Soft Tissue Infections
  • Viral Meningitis in Adults
  • West Nile Virus
  • Wound Infections
  • Yeast Infection or Candidiasis


  • Adults


  • HIV Testing
  • Outpatient Therapy and Medication Management

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center


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Selected References

Guharoy, R., Shankar, A., Khan, H. and Blair, D.:  2004 National surgical infection advisory statement: antimicrobial use of compliance in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Pharmacotherapy, 25:480 [November 3, 2005]

Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P. and Blair, D.C.:  Impact of HIV-related stigma on health behaviors and psychological adjustment among HIV-positive men and women. AIDS & Behavior, 10:473-482, 2006

Choudhary, M., Ramirez, L., Long, R., Simmons, K.B., Blair, D.C., Forbes, B.A., Same, K., Ploutz-Snyder, R., Rose, F.B.:  A university hospital's 10-year experience with tuberculin testing: Value of the 2-step tuberculin skin test.  Am J Infect Control. 34:358-361, 2006

Webb, M., Vanable, P.A., Carey, M.P., & Blair, D. Cigarette Smoking among HIV+ Men and Women: Examining Health, Substance Use, and Psychosocial Correlates across the Smoking Spectum.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 30:371-383, 2007

Zapata, H.J., Bose, A., Javaid, W., Blair, D.C.  Listeria rhomboencephalitis: Not just for the weakened immune system. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter (accepted March 2009)


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