Paul S. Pottinger, MD, DTM&H
Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program
Director, UWMC Antimocrobial Stewardship Program

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Pottinger is a Professor in the ID Division's Clinician-Educator Pathway. He is Director of the ID Training Program. He also co-directs the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at UWMC, which aims to improve the use of anti-infective medications for the complex patient population there. He also directs the UWMC Tropical Medicine & General ID Clinic, which brings ID fellows into contact with patients being treated for a broad variety of infectious diseases, including illnesses among returning travelers, patients requiring follow up while undergoing outpatient IV antibiotic treatment, and primary immunodeficiency patients.

He attends on the UWMC inpatient General ID Consult Service, Solid Organ Transplantation ID Consult Service, and General Medicine Teaching Service. 

He directs and teaches a variety of courses at the School of Medicine, and delivers approximately 50 formal lectures per year to students, residents, fellows, and attendings. He collaborates with colleagues at UW, Johns Hopkins, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, KCMC in Moshi Tanzania, and Makerere University in Kampala Uganda to bring a comprehensive tropical medicine training course to East Africa.  

Research is not Dr. Pottinger’s primary focus, but he has mentored students, residents, and fellows on projects related to antimicrobial stewardship, resulting in numerous publications.

Mountaineering is his passion.

Education & Training: 
MD
Yale University
New Haven CT
1998
Categorical Internal Medicine Internship & Residency
University of Colorado
1998-2001
Chief Medical Residency
University of Colorado
2001-2002
Senior Fellowship
Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
Seattle WA
2002-2006
Honors: 
AOA, Yale Medical School
1998
Paul Beeson Internal Medicine Teaching Award
2008
University of Washington Medical Staff Teamwork Leadership & Caring Award
2009
Outstanding UW CME Teacher of the Year
2010
UWMC Chief of Medicine Service Award
2013
Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (FIDSA)
2014
Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP)
2019
Peer-Elected Seattle Top Doctor, Seattle Magazine & Seattle Met Magazine (multiple years)