IPS Speaker Dr Steven Pergam

Dr Steven Pergam

Medical Director of Infection Prevention, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Associate Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease & Clinical Research Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Dr. Pergam received his MD from the University of Nebraska, his Infectious Diseases training at the University of Washington (UW), and his MPH from the UW School of Public Health. He is currently an Associate Member in the Clinical Research and Vaccine and Infectious Disease Divisions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is also an Associate Professor in the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health.

Dr. Pergam serves as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), where he and his staff have developed a robust program to protect cancer and transplant recipients against major healthcare-associated infections (HAI).  Dr. Pergam is actively involved in the development of new infection control strategies and educational programs, and has research projects that aim to better understand the epidemiology of nosocomial bacterial infections and respiratory viruses in high-risk immunocompromised hosts.