Robert M. Rakita, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Rakita is a member of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease group at the University of Washington. He is involved with the care of patients with a variety of organ transplants (heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine), and interacts with fellows and residents on both the SOT ID inpatient team and while attending on General Medicine. He is particularly interested in the use of vaccines to prevent infections in this patient population, transplantation in HIV positive patients, and infections in patients with ventricular assist devices.

Education & Training: 
MD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland OH
1979-1983
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
1983-1986
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle WA
1986-1990
Honors: 
John Huff / Robert Hegstrom award, Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year, 2003, 2006
Mary McClinton Patient Safety Award, Surgical Site Infection Team
2009
Seattle Met, Top Doc
2012-2015
Seattle Magazine, Top Doc
2016