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Infectious Disease Associates
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Suite 314
725 Irving Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-9360
Fax: 315 464-9361

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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Support Staff

A team of qualified support staff assist our physicians in all aspects of a patient's medical care including scheduling, assisting with diagnostic testing, education and teaching, assisting with direct patient care, assisting with billing, and being available to answer generalized questions and concerns.

Infectious Disease Associates Nursing Staff

Our nurses are available to respond to specific patient questions, provide ongoing patient care, patient education, and provide support to the physicians.

Michelle Scott
Michelle Scott, LPN,
Practice Manager


Administrative and Secretarial Staff

Our Secretarial staff, function as schedulers and receptionists.

Helen Anastasiou