Matthew C. Altman, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate Scientist
Benaroya Research Institute
Interim Head, Allergy Section
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Genome transcriptional profiling and genome sequencing technologies are powerful approaches to identify novel biomarkers and mechanisms of immune mediated diseases. These technologies generate huge amounts of biological information and require sophisticated computational tools to understand molecular pathways of the immune system in health and disease. Dr. Altman’s translational research interests focus on the use of whole genome transcriptional profiling and multi-omics approaches, and leverage big-data computational biology to understand the molecular mechanisms underpinning severe asthma and other immunologic diseases. Furthermore, his work seeks to both develop and understand personalized approaches to the use of immune based therapeutics in these diseases. He collaborates with several large NIAID funded consortiums including the Inner City Asthma Consortium, the Immune Tolerance Network, and the Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers.


Education & Training: 
Harvard University
Boston, MA
MPhil, Biological Science
Cambridge University
United Kingdom
Fellowship in Allergy & Immunology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Resident in Internal Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Seattle Magazine Top Doctors, Allergy and Immunology
Seattle Magazine Top Doctors, Allergy and Immunology
AAAAI Faculty Development Award