Linda Eckert, MD

OB/GYN Physician

Dr. Eckert is a UW professor in the Women’s Health Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the gynecology director at the Harborview Sexual Assault Center. She is a professor in the Department of Global Health and has been on the faculty at the UW since 1992. Dr. Eckert is Board Certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Her clinical specialties are in infectious disease, vaginal infections, and immunizations. Dr. Eckert spent a sabbatical at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2009 working on the HPV vaccine.  She maintains a clinical and research interest in global public health policy and its translation into improving women’s health care locally and globally.

She also has research interests in female genital tract infections, sexual assault and immunization issues in reproductive health.

Patient Care Philosophy
“I believe communication is the key to successful treatment and wellness plans.  Listening to patients is the basis for forming these plans. I enjoy all ages of women from teens to elderly.”

Personal Interests
Bike commuting, reading, travel, playing charades and being involved in my children’s active lives.

Clinical Interests
Infectious diseases in obstetrics/gynecology, endometritis, vaccination and bacterial vaginosis.  Cross cultural medicine.

Research Interests
Research:  Immunizations, HPV Vaccine Policy and Monitoring, Vaginal Infections

Teaching Interests
Continuing Medical Education courses- teach about infectious disease topics at the local, regional and national level

Global Health Policy Development – in the School of Global Health


Gynecology, Obstetrics, Women’s Health