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Infectious diseases




Paul Pottinger, M.D., D.T.M.&H., is a board certified physician and director of the Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is also director of UWMC's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and associate director of the Infectious Disease Training Program. He has been named a “Seattle Top Doc” by Seattle Met Magazine.

Dr. Pottinger strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Pottinger earned his M.D. at Yale and his D.T.M.&H. at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He collaborates with colleagues worldwide to bring tropical medicine training to East Africa. He has received the Beeson Housestaff Teaching award, UWMC Teamwork Leadership and Caring award, Outstanding CME Teacher of the Year award and UW Chief of Medicine Service Award.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Pottinger enjoys mountaineering.
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

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1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


Primary care - internal medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Medical education, 2001

Yale University School of Medicine

Medical education, 1998

UW - Infectious Diseases

Fellowship, Allergy & Infectious Disease

Univ. of Colorado H.S.C. (Medicine)


Univ. of Colorado H.S.C. (Medicine)

Residency, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Colorado H.S.C. (Medicine)

Internship, Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Infectious Disease, 2004, American Board of Internal Medicine