Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Associate Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease and Clinical Research Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director of Infection Control, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
EducationMD University of Nebraska, 1998
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2008
Dr. Pergam is an Infectious Diseases physician and researcher who received his MD from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, his Infectious Diseases fellowship training at the University of Washington (UW), and his MPH from the UW School of Public Health. Dr. Pergam serves as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Dr. Pergam focuses his research on the prevention and treatment of infections among immunocompromised patients, and has expertise in infection prevention and hospital epidemiology among cancer and transplant patients. He serves on numerous national committees, including the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Committee on the Prevention and Treatment of Infections in Cancer. He also is an Associate Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases and Current Opinions in Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Pergam’s research interests involve hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, and infection prevention in immunosuppressed hosts. His research group focuses on infection prevention, resistant pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship, and on the development of novel prevention strategies for community and healthcare-associated infections in cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant patients. He has active research projects that evaluate vaccinations, water-borne pathogens, resistant bacteria, respiratory virus transmission, and fungal infections among immunocompromised hosts. He is interested in the interplay between the immune response, the microbiome, bacterial and viral infections in the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, and their association with inflammatory complications (e.g. Graft-versus-host disease, mucositis).
In The News
140 Seattle-area cancer patients may have been exposed to TB
The Seattle Times, 08/16/2016