Michael Boeckh MD, PhD

Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program
VIDD Research Interests
Professor, Medicine
University of Washington
Attending Physician, SCCA Infectious Disease Consulting Service
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Education

Freie Universitat Berlin, 1988, PhD (Medicine)
Freie Universitat Berlin, 1985, MD

Research Interests

  • Cytomegalovirus: immune reconstitution, virus-host interactions, diagnostic, mechanisms of primary CMV infection via blood and stem cell products, impact in immunocompetent subjects with acute lung injury, prevention in transplant recipients
  • Respiratory virus infections in immunocompromised hosts: biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, disease associations, pathogenesis, immune response, treatment, prevention
  • Genetic basis of infection complications in transplant recipients: whole genome studies and gene expression studies
  • Infections in the immunocompromised host: disease manifestations, risk factors, and outcome studies

 Clinical Expertise

  • Infections in the immunocompromised host, especially diagnosis, prevention and treatment of CMV, VZV, BK virus, adenovirus, and respiratory virus infections

Teaching and Mentoring Interests

  • Infections in the immunocompromised host: biomarker, outcome research
  • Genetic basis of infectious complications

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