Infectious Disease

An infectious disease specialist (ID) is a doctor of internal medicine who is qualified in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. ID specialists have expertise in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs, urinary tract, bowel, bones and pelvic organs. Their extensive training focuses on all kinds of infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. ID specialists also have additional training in how the body fights infection, how infections spread, and infection control.

Our Specialist

Octavia CiezaOctavio Cieza, MD

A native of Peru, Dr. Cieza came to Johnston Health from Barnwell, South Carolina. He received his medical degree in 1990 from the University of San Marco, Peru’s oldest national university. In 1995, he completed his internship at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he stayed to complete an internal medicine residency in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Cieza finished a two-year infectious disease joint fellowship program at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. He received HIV/AIDS clinical training at the University of Texas at Houston in 2001. Dr. Cieza has been involved in numerous clinical research trials and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Dr. Cieza is fluent in English and Spanish.