Joe Zunt M.D., M.P.H.

Joe Zunt M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties and Expertise

Infectious Diseases, Neurology


Neurology, Neurosciences


English, Spanish


Primary Location

Neurology Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Zunt received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his neurology residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Washington. He obtained a master's degree in public health and a Teaching Scholars Certificate Program at the University of Washington. Over the past 18 years, he has built a collaborative research and training network involving the University of Washington and numerous medical centers, nongovernmental organizations and universities throughout Peru. His NIH-funded research interests in Peru include: viral and "tropical" infections of the nervous system; clinical, neurologic and virologic manifestations of HIV, HTLV-I, and HTLV-II infections and coinfections in the general population and in marginalized populations, including commercial sex workers (CSW), men who have sex with men, and people with neurologic disabilities; HPV and other sexually transmitted infections in CSW; assessment and education of CSW and adolescents regarding STI, violence and reproductive health; clinical, operational and health services research and training for AID and TB infections; multidisciplinary evaluation of health and the built environment in slums.

Dr. Zunt is board certified in neurology and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Society for Neurovirology, the North American Neurocysticercosis Consortium, the Sociedad Peruana de Neurologia and the World Federation of Neurology.

He is co-director of the CFAR International Core, PI of three Fogarty-funded global health training programs: the NIH Fogarty Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows Program Consortium; the Kuskaya Innovations in Global Health; the Interdisciplinary Cerebrovascular Training Program in South America. He is also chair of the Family Medicine Global Health Fellowship External Advisory Board and member of the Department of Global Health Curriculum Advisory Group, Global Health Pathway Working Group and Internal Medicine Residency Global Health Advisory Group.

Clinical Interests

Infections of the nervous system and global health.

Research Interests

Infections of the nervous system and global health.


UW - School of Public HealthMaster1998
Univ. of Minnesota, MinneapolisMedical education1991
UW - Dept. of NeurologyResidencyNeurology
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipMedicine
UW - Infectious DiseasesFellowship


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology2004
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