Estella E. Whimbey M.D. Accepting new patients

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Infectious diseases, Primary care - internal medicine


English, German


Estella Whimbey, M.D., is a board certified physician at the UW Medicine’s Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic and associate medical director of UW Medical Center, medical director of Infection Control and medical director of the Employee Health Center. She is also a UW associate professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Whimbey enjoys caring for patients over time and partnering with them to ensure their optimal health and well being.

Dr. Whimbey earned her M.D. from Cornell. Dr. Whimbey is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America. She conducts clinical research relating to infections in immunocompromised patients, prevention of healthcare-associated infections among patients as well as healthcare workers and systematic improvements in healthcare quality and employee safety.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Whimbey enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling.
infectious diseases and tropical medicine clinic at the university of washington medical center

Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Animal-associated infection care, Bloodstream infection care, Bone and joint infection care, Cancer-related infection care

Cornell Univ. Medical College

Medical education, 1978

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, Infectious Disease

New York Hospital


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-East

Residency, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • General Internal Medicine, 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine