Center Established Through a Generous Gift from Roe Green
University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine is named in recognition of philanthropist Roe Green whose enthusiasm for exploring the world inspired her to give a generous gift in 2014 to expand and endow University Hospitals’ travel medicine program.
Team of Board-Certified Infectious Disease Specialists
Our travel clinic is physician-led, staffed by nine UH infectious disease specialists who are on the leading edge of infectious disease research, focusing on diseases in developing countries. All are faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which ranks fifth in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding for infectious disease research.
The expert physician scientists at the UH Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine include long-tenured leaders within the UH Division of Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine, including Department of Medicine Chair Robert A. Salata, MD and Department of Medicine Vice Chair for Education Keith B. Armitage, MD. Drs. Salata and Armitage are consistently recognized among the Best Doctors in America by U.S. News & World Report, an honor shared only by about 5 percent of the nation’s physicians.
International Travel Growth Increases Health Concerns
The Global Business Travel Association predicts U.S. business travel spending to top $310 billion in 2015, an increase of 6.2 percent. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, by 2030, the number of international tourist travelers will reach 1.8 billion.
With this steady growth in international travel, for both business and tourism, increases in infectious disease transmission continue to be a concern for travelers as well as health organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Working with travel medicine health care experts before and after travel can provide the preventive care and education necessary to limit infection and illness.