Michael Boeckh, MD, PhD
Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program, VIDD
Dr. Boeckh is the Head of the Infectious Disease Sciences Program in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is a full member of VIDD and the Clinical Research Division and serves on the Executive Committee of VIDD. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington. In addition to his leadership roles, Dr. Boeckh conducts laboratory research, observational studies as well as clinical trials of all phases.
He serves as the Program Director and Principal Investigator for the T-32 Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host training program, and several other federal grants and contracts including two NIH sponsored Clinical Trials aimed at innovating CMV monitoring and prevention, and a K24 mentoring grant in patient oriented research. Dr. Boeckh has long-standing experience in patient oriented research with clinical research projects in transplant recipients, including studies that examine the impact and epidemiology of and risk factors for CMV, respiratory viruses and fungal infections in transplantation and management strategies. Dr. Boeckh is a leading expert in CMV and respiratory virus infections research and has been a major contributor in publications, patient care and training and mentorship in the field of infections in the immunocompromised populations.