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Linda O Eckert, MD

Gynecology Director, Harborview Sexual Assault Center

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Infectious disease
• Human papillomavirus (HPV)
• Endometritis
• Immunizations
• Sexual assault


Washington, 1992


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1993 (recertified annually)


• MD Degree
   (University of California, San Diego, 1987)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Texas, 1991)
• Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
   (University of Washington, 1996)
• Sabbatical Experience, 2009:
   – HPV Vaccine Focal Point, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switerland
   – Consultant, WHO Cervical Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Research Interests:

• Sexual assault
• Vaginal flora
• Endometritis
Chlamydia trachomatis
• Immunizations
• Global Health Policy Development


• Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Seattle Gynecologic Society
• American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association
• Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Selected Publications:

MacKroth MS, Irwin K, Vandelear J, Hombach J, Eckert LO. Immunizing school-age children and adolescents: experience from low-and middle-income countries. Vaccine 2010;28:1138-1147.

Wong CA, Saraiya M, Hariri S, Eckert LO, Hawlett RI, Markowitz LE, et al. Approaches to monitoring biological outcomes for HPV vaccination: challenges of early adopter countries. Vaccine 2010 Nov 4. [epub ahead of print]

Hoppe K, Eckert LO. Achieving high coverage of H1N1 influenza vaccine in an ethnically diverse obstetric population: success of a multifaceted approach. Infect Dis of Ob and Gyn 2011;Vol 2011: doi: 10.1155/2011/746214.

Eckert LO, Sugar NF. Older victims of sexual assault: an underrecognized population. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008; 198(6):668e1-7

Lentz GM, Ayala L, Eckert LO. A comprehensive women's health care center: are gynecologists offering primary care? Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;194(6):1660-6.

Ackerman D, Sugar N, Fine D, Eckert LO. Sexual assault victims: factors associated with follow-up. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2006;194(6):1653-9.

Eckert LO, Thwin SS, Hillier SL, Kiviat NB, Eschenbach DA. The antimicrobial treatment of subacute endometritis: a proof of concept study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;190:71–6.

Sugar NF, Fine DN, Eckert LO. Physical injury after sexual assault: findings of a large case series. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2004;190:305–13.

Eckert LO, Watts DH, Thwin SS, Kiviat NB, Agnew KJ, Eschenbach DA. Histologic endometritis in asymptomatic human immunodeficiency virus-infected women: characterization and effect of antimicrobial therapy. Obstet Gynecol 2003;102(5 pt. 1):962–9.

Eckert LO, Hawes SE, Wölner-Hanssen P, Kiviat NB, Wasserheit HN, Paavonen J, Eschenbach DA, Holmes KK. Endometritis: the clinical-pathological syndrome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2002;186:690–5.

Appointments & Practice Locations

Harborview Women's Clinic (HMC)
325 Ninth Ave, Ground Floor, West Clinic
Seattle WA 98104-2499

Appointments:   206.744.3367