Joshua A. Hill MD

Joshua A. Hill MD

Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Service
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Acting Assistant Professor
University of Washington


B.A., Liberal Arts Plan II Honors Program and Natural Sciences, Dean’s Scholars Program, University of Texas at Austin, 2005
M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 2009
Resident, Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard, Boston, 2009-2012
Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, 2013
Fellow, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, 2012-2015

Research Focus

My research focuses on clinical and translational investigations relating to infections in immunocompromised hosts, with a focus on disease associations, risk stratification, and diagnostic strategies for viral infections in transplant recipients. My interest in infections in immunocompromised hosts stems from my experiences as a clinician, where I witness the impact of these pathogens in vulnerable populations. I have translated this interest into clinical and translational research projects focused on investigations of risk factors for and disease associations with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and other viruses that affect immunocompromised patients. I am also involved in clinical trials for drug and vaccine development to treat infections in this patient population.

Clinical Expertise

I specialize in the treatment of infectious diseases in cancer patients, solid organ transplant patients, and other immunocompromised patients with a particular interest in viral infections.

Selected Publications

Hill JA, Koo S, Guzman Suarez BB, Ho VT, Cutler C, Koreth J, Armand P, Alyea III EP, Baden LR, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Marty FM. Cord-blood hematopoietic stem cell transplant confers an increased risk for human herpesvirus-6-associated acute limbic encephalitis: a cohort analysis. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 18, 1638–48 (2012). PMCID: PMC3816521 [original work]

Hill JA, Sedlak RH, Zerr DM, Huang ML, Yeung C, Myerson D, Jerome KR, Boeckh M. Prevalence of Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) in Patients with HHV-6 Central Nervous System Dysfunction. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2, 371-3 (2015). PMCID: PMC4438705 [original work]

Hill JA, Lopez Roa P, Kirby KA, Leisenring WM, Huang ML, Santo TK, Jerome KM, Boeckh M, Limaye AP. Co-Reactivation of HHV-6 and CMV is Associated with Worse Clinical Outcome in Critically Ill Adults. Crit Care Med 7, 1415-22 (2015). PMCID: PMC4470856 [original work]
Hill JA and Lopez Roa P contributed equally and should be considered co-first authors. Lopez Roa is listed first on the publication. This article was accompanied by an editorial, PMID 26079234

Hill JA, Boeckh MJ, Leisenring WM, Xie H, Adler AL, Huang M, Fann JR, Delaney C, Zerr DM. Human herpesvirus 6 reactivation and delirium are frequent and associated events after cord blood transplantation. BMT 50(10), 1348-51 (2015). PMCID: PMC4486349 [original work]

Hill JA, Sedlak RH, Magaret A, Huang ML, Zerr DM, Jerome KR, Boeckh M. Efficient Identification of  Inherited Chromosomally Integrated Human Herpesvirus 6 Using Specimen Pooling. The Journal of Clinical Virology, 77:71-76, [Epub ahead of print], PMCID: PMC4792650 [original work]

Awards and Honors

George Santos Award for best clinical science article by a new investigator, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2012
Robert A. Good New Investigator Award, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, 2014

Joel Meyers Infectious Diseases Scholar, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, 2014

NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award, 2015

NIH/NIAID K23 Career Development Award, 2015

Caroline B. Hall Young Investigator Award, 9th International HHV-6 & 7 Conference, 2015

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