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
Contact
Phone: 
(206) 598-0106
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific St.

Box 356423

Seattle, WA 98195

Publications
Publications: 

Henderson D, Staiger T, Peterson G, Sinanan M, Angiulo C, Makarewicz V, Wild L, Whimbey E. A collaborative systems-level approach to eliminating healthcare-associated MRSA, central line- associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and respiratory virus infections. J Healthc Qual. 2012; 34(5):39-47. 
• PubMed Abstract

Ghosh S, Champlin RE, Ueno N, Anderlini P, Rolston K, Raad I, Kontoyiannis D, Jacobson K, Luna M, Tarrand J, Whimbey E. Respiratory syncytial virus infections in autologous blood and marrow transplant recipients with breast cancer: Combination therapy with aerosolized ribavirin and immunoglobulins. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2001; 28(3):271-5.
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Ghosh S, Champlin RE, Englund J, Giralt SA, Rolston K, Raad I, Jacobson K, Neumann J, Ippoliti C, Malik S, Whimbey E. Respiratory syncytial virus upper respiratory tract illnesses in adult blood and marrow transplant recipients: Combination therapy with aerosolized ribavirin and intravenous immunoglobulin. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000; 25(7):751-5.
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Garcia R, Raad I, Abid-Said D, Bodey G, Champlin R, Tarrand J, Hill LA, Umphrey J, Neumann J, Englund J, Whimbey E. Nosocomial respiratory syncytial virus infections: Prevention and control in bone marrow transplant patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1997; 18(6):412-6.
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Whimbey E, Champlin RE, Couch RB, et al. Community respiratory virus infections among hospitalized adult bone marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 1996; 22(5):778-82. 
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Whimbey E, Champlin RE, Couch RB, et al. Community respiratory virus infections among hospitalized adult bone marrow transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 1996; 22(5):778-82. 
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Whimbey E, Champlin RE, Englund JA, et al. Combination therapy with aerosolized ribavirin and intravenous immunoglobulin for respiratory syncytial virus disease in adult bone marrow transplant recipients. Bone Marrow Transplant. 1995; 16(3):393-9.
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Whimbey E, Couch RB, Englund JA, et al. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pneumonia among hospitalized adult patients with leukemia. Clin Infect Dis. 1995; 21(2):376-9.
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