Estella E. Whimbey, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate Medical Director, UWMC
Medical Director, UW Employee Health Center
Medical Director, UWMC Infection Control

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Whimbey is an Associate Medical Director at UWMC, where she heads the Employee Health Center and the Infection Control Service. She has published over 80 peer reviewed articles, chapters and reviews, primarily relating to infections in immunocompromised patients with underlying HIV infection and neoplastic disease. Currently, her major areas of interest are the prevention of healthcare-associated infections among patients as well as healthcare workers, and systematic improvements in healthcare quality and employee safety. Abundant opportunities for clinical research exist with regard to occupational health as well as infection control.

Education & Training: 
MD
Cornell University Medical College
New York NY
1978
Residency
Beth Israel Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
NY
1980-1982
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
NY
1982-1986
Honors: 
Phi Beta Kappa
1967
Medical Resident of the Year, Beth Israel Med Center
1982
UWMC Medical Staff Service Recognition Award
2008
Certificate of Recognition for Education Excellence: Infection Control and Respiratory Protection eLearning Modules
2011