Seth A. Cohen, MD, MSc
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Affiliate Investigator
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Medical Director, Infection Prevention & Control, University of Washington Medical Center
Sites of Practice: 
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Cohen is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and the Clinic Chief of the Northwest Hospital Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Clinics. He is also the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Northwest Hospital. Dr. Cohen attends on the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Infectious Disease service at UW as well as the ID consult service at Northwest Hospital. He is passionate about medical education and is a regular speaker in the UW School of Medicine and Residency programs. He co-directs the annual Tropical Medicine elective (GH561) in the UW School of Medicine. His research projects at the Fred Hutch are focused on the epidemiology of invasive fungal infections.

Dr. Cohen received his Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Washington, where he also completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cohen did his residency, and served as chief resident, at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Education & Training: 
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine
Moffitt-Long Hospital, UCSF
San Francisco
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
AOA, University of California, San Francisco
Institute of Translational Health Sciences Fellow Award
Woodruff Scholar
Chief Fellow, Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease, University of Washington
Chief Resident, University of California, San Francisco
(206) 668-1630
Mailing Address: 

1550 N. 115th Street,
Seattle, WA 98133

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Infection Prevention 
  • Quality Improvement
  • Epidemiology of Fungal Infections 


Clinical Interests: 
  • HIV Care
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Care of individuals with compromised immune systems
  • Travel and Tropical Medicine