Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Infectious Disease Consult Services

infectious disease consult

The Fred Hutch Infectious Disease Sciences program provides consult services at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) to oncology patients. Faculty physicians assist hematologist/oncologists with treatment plans and oversee quality exercises related to infectious diseases, which includes developing standard practice and other clinical care guidelines in infection control.

Services are provided at both inpatient (University of Washington Medical Clinic - UWMC) and outpatient settings (SCCA outpatient facility located on the Hutch campus).

Services Include:

  • Assisting hematologists/oncologists with treatment plans
  • Overseeing quality exercises related to infectious diseases
  • Developing standard practices and other clinical care guidelines in infection control
  • Pre-transplant evaluations
  • Follow-up visit management of IV antibiotics therapy
  • Long-term follow-up with patients

Patient appointments are limited to current SCCA patients and requires a referral from your SCCA primary provider. 

Consult Team

Michael J. Boeckh, MD

He studies infections in the immunocompromised host especially diagnosis, prevention and treatment of CMV, VZV, BK virus, adenovirus, and respiratory virus infections.

Corey Casper, MD, MPH

Focus is on the transmission, progression and treatment of infection associated cancers.

Cynthia Fisher, MD, MPH

Focus is on invasive
fungal infections in cancer
patients and transplants

David N. Fredricks, MD

Studies the use of molecular
methods for the diagnosis of
bacterial and fungal

Adam Geballe, MD

Studies the interactions between the cellular antiviral protein kinase R (PKR) and viral PKR antagonists expressed by human cytomegalovirus, and vaccinia virus.

Margaret Green, MD, MPH

Focuses on CMV
transmission and clinical
trials for the prevention and
treatment of viral infections
in patients with cancer.

Christina Johnson, MD, MPH

Focus on understanding HSV-2 interactions with the host to find new ways to prevent and treat genital herpes.

Julie McElrath, MD, MPH

Studies in protection and
control of HIV-1 infection by
T Cell immunity and infectious disease immunology.

Steven Pergam, MD, MPH

Studies focus in the area of CMV and gastrointestinal systems in transplant and cancer patients.

Paul Pottinger, MD, DTM&H

Interested in ways to improve the use of anti-infective medications for the complex and heterogeneous patient population in the field of Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Joshua Schiffer, MD, MSc

Research interests is on the pathogenesis of HSV-2 infection and applying models to optimize viral eradication strategies and human Microbiome.

Anna Wald, MD, MPH

Interests in Epidemiology, natural history, therapy, and prevention of HSV and other herpesvirus infections, including the interactions between HSV and HIV.

Debra Mattson, PA-C

My job as a physician’s assistant is to provide care with kindness and respect while having a thorough knowledge of the patient’s infectious disease issues.

Leah Yoke, PA-C

My goal is to create a space where patients and their loved ones feel comfortable enough to honestly discuss their goals of care from an Infectious Disease standpoint. I strive to provide evidence-based, compassionate, unbiased care for anyone who I see.

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Rotation

Fellows participating in the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program of the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington may serve and provide care on FHCRC Infectious Disease clinical rotations under the guidance of our physicians.

Joshua A. Hill, MD

Specializes in treating viral infections in immunocompromised cancer patients.