Welcome to the official academic site for the Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics.

We are excited to be the first phage therapy center in North America, and to bring innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine. Join us on this journey and witness a revolutionary wave of solutions to combat antibiotic resistance.


Tom's Story

Follow the link above to learn where it all started. Tom Patterson's journey in becoming the first successfully treated patient using IV phage therapy is just as touching as it is inspiring.


What is Phage Therapy?

Jump to our Patient Care's "What is Phage Therapy?" page to learn more about this method of treatment.



Jump to our Patient Care's Frequently Asked Questions page to become familiar with this center and how to become a candidate for phage therapy.


Clinical Site

Click here to go to UC San Diego Health's Official Clinical Phage Therapy Website.