Catherine Liu, MD

faculty member

Catherine Liu, MD

Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

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Dr. Catherine Liu is a physician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases that affect patients with weakened immune systems, particularly those with cancer and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants, also known as blood stem cell transplants. As director of the antimicrobial stewardship program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, her goal is to optimize antibiotic use to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant microbes and achieve the best clinical outcomes for patients. She also directs the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy program at Fred Hutch, which manages patients transitioning from hospitalization to an outpatient setting who require intravenous antibiotics. In these roles, she develops guidelines to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics and leads a multidisciplinary team of advanced practice providers and pharmacists to assist clinicians with antimicrobial dosing and selection as well as monitoring for medication side effects.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor
University of Washington

Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Programs
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Associate Director of Infection Control
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center


MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2002

BA, Human Biology, Stanford University, 1997

Research Interests

Antimicrobial use in cancer and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients

Implementation and evaluation of strategies to optimize antimicrobial use

Diagnostic test utilization and stewardship

Management of multidrug resistant infections

Prevention of healthcare associated infections

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