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Welcome to the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The University of Washington’s Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is housed within the Department of Medicine, has over 75 full-time faculty members, 50 clinical faculty members, and 15 adjunct or affiliate faculty members. Members of our faculty have been nationally and internationally recognized for their work in a variety of subspecialties, including phagocyte biology and function, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases and infections, viral diseases, immuno-compromised hosts, bacterial pathogenesis, geographic medicine, urinary tract infections, and the molecular biology of infectious diseases. The Division offers two fellowship training programs, in Allergy and Immunology and in Infectious Diseases, which are closely integrated with a number of local hospitals, clinics, and research institutions to provide a wide variety of clinical and research experience.

Division Head

Van Voorhis, MD, PhD

Wesley Van Voorhis, MD, PhD, is Head, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor in the departments of Microbiology and Global Health.

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Infectious Diseases Fellowships

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More than 80% of past UW Infectious Diseases Fellowship trainees have obtained faculty positions in academic medicine.

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Research Opportunities

Research training is offered in NINE areas of special emphasis:

  • Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Trials
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Infectious Disease Immunology
  • Leukocyte Biology and Function
  • Pathogenesis of Bacterial, Fungal, and Parasitic Diseases
  • Pathogenesis of Viral Diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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