Chetan Seshadri, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Affiliate Investigator
Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Seshadri's research focuses on the human immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis. By better understanding what factors are responsible for protective immunity, he hopes to contribute to ongoing efforts to develop an effective vaccine. Specifically, his work addresses two questions:

  • What is the role of T-cells that respond to lipids and small molecules produced by bacteria?
  • Why do some people fail to convert their tuberculin skin tests despite frequent and close contact with tuberculosis patients?
Education & Training: 
MD
New Jersey Medical School
Newark NJ
2001
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham NC
2001-2004
Clinical and Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA
2005-2009
Senior Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle WA
2009-2010
Honors: 
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society, UMDNJ -New Jersey Medical School
2000
Infectious Disease Society of Washington Fellow Research Award and Presentation
2010
Chair of Medicine Scholars Award
2013
American Society of Clinical Investigation –Young Physician Scientist Award
2014