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Dr. Steve Pergam receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award

An expert in infection prevention who is also a 'passionate patient care advocate and an outstanding physician'

Feb. 7, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Infectious disease physician-researcher Dr. Steve Pergam is recognized for exceptional medical care and compassion to transplant patients and families.

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Medical myth busting: Separating fact from fiction about colds and flu

We ask an infection prevention expert to bust myths and offer tips on staying healthy during cold and flu season

Nov. 16, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

With flu season approaching and cold season already well underway, we asked Dr. Steve Pergam, an assistant member of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and director of infection prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to offer tips on how to stay healthy – and, failing that – how not to infect others when germs are on the march.

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When the doctor is the patient

A kidney transplant and a cancer diagnosis helped shape the career of infection-control expert Steve Pergam

March 23, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

As director of infection control at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an infectious disease researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Steve Pergam works to protect a subset of people who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases: cancer patients.

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