Robert M. Rakita M.D. Accepting new patients

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AIDS care, Infectious diseases, Liver transplant and evaluation, Primary care - internal medicine, Transplant surgery


English, French


Robert Rakita, M.D., is a board certified physician at UW Medical Center’s Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine Clinic and a UW professor of Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Rakita strives to provide the best possible care for his patients, with compassion and open communication.

Dr. Rakita earned his M.D. at Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He specializes in the care of patients undergoing solid organ transplantation (heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas and intestine). His clinical and research interests include infections in solid organ transplant patients and the use of vaccines to prevent infections.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Rakita enjoys reading, cooking and golf.
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

University Of Texas Houston

Teaching Appointment, 1999

UW - Infectious Disease Fellowship

Fellowship, 1990, Infectious Diseases

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, 1986, Internal Medicine

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, 1984, Internal Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

Medical education, 1983

University of Washington

Teaching Appointment


Board Certifications
  • Infectious Disease, 1988, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine