Whitney Harrington, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medical Center, a member of the Children’s Center for Global Infectious Diseases Research and a UW assistant professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Harrington enjoys seeing pediatric infectious disease patients. She strives to create active partnerships with her patients and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Harrington earned her M.D. and Ph.D. at the UW. Her research is focused on maternal-fetal immunology and infection during pregnancy and infancy. In particular, she investigates the role of maternal microchimerism (maternal cells acquired by the fetus during pregnancy) in fetal and infant immunity to malaria, HIV and early vaccination. She is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.