Steven Pergam, M.D., M.P.H.

faculty member

Steven Pergam, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch

Associate Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Mail Stop: E4-100

Dr. Steven Pergam specializes in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly among patients whose immune systems are compromised due to cancer, chemotherapy or transplantation. He develops methods to protect against potentially dangerous complications such as fungal infections and hospital-acquired infections caused by microbes that are resistant to antibiotics. Dr. Pergam’s interests include understanding how the human microbiome — the diverse communities of microscopic organisms that inhabit the body — may affect complications among bone marrow transplant recipients. He also tracks the unique transmission patterns of respiratory viruses among patients with weakened immune systems. He is exploring how patient care data can be used to improve vaccination rates, enhance infection-prevention strategies and discover new tools for predicting outbreaks of viral respiratory infections.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Medical Director of Infection Prevention
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Consulting Service
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington


M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health, 2008

M.D., University of Nebraska School of Medicine, 1998

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1993

Research Interests



Infection Control

Infections in Solid Organ Transplantation

Infections in Bone Marrow Transplantation

Hepatitis C

Varicella Zoster Virus

COVID-19 Research at the Hutch

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