Infectious Disease Physicians and Nurses

Tahir Farooq, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Tahir Farooq, MD, has over 25 years of medical experience with a specialty in infectious disease care. Dr. Farooq has a special interest in caring for patients with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), diabetic foot infections, HIV, hepatitis B (HBV), and hepatitis C (HCV). He has an affinity to the field of infectious disease as he finds it rewarding to see the rapid improvement in the health of his patients after the proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Farooq finds a true sense of satisfaction from helping his patients improve their quality of life.

Dr. Farooq’s contributions in the field of infectious disease have earned him roles of Chief of Infectious Disease at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Member of the Medical Executive Committee at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, and prior head of Infection Control at St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center. His many years of proven hands-on care have earned him affiliations at New Jersey’s leading acute care hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation facilities in Mercer County and other communities throughout the state.

Dr. Farooq’s childhood dream was to become a physician and specialize in infectious disease as he saw firsthand the inadequate healthcare services available to his community and wanted to help people alleviate their suffering. This goal has followed him his entire medical career as he starts every day as a new day to contribute to making someone’s life better in any way he can. He also offers his expertise abroad by volunteering his time to community service work. Outside of work, Dr. Farooq likes spending free time with his family watching soccer and playing table tennis with his children.

Affiliations
  • St. Francis Medical Center – Trenton
  • Robert Wood University Hospital – Hamilton
  • Capital Health Medical Center ­– Hopewell
  • Capital Health – Fuld Campus
  • Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
  • St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
  • Morris Hall Meadows
  • Clover Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation
  • Mercerville Center
  • Hamilton Continuing Care Center
  • Preferred Care at Hamilton Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Preferred Care at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Spring Hills
  • Water’s Edge Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Memberships
  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
Education
  • Fellowship: Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville NC
  • Residency: St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton
  • Medical School: Shaikh Zayed Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
  • Undergraduate: Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
Leadership Roles
  • Chief of Infectious Diseases – RWJUH at Hamilton
  • Member Medical Executive Committee – St. Francis Medical Center
  • Prior Head of Infection Control – St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
Awards & Honors
  • President’s Gold Medal in 3rd Professional MBBS