Timothy H. Dellit, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
President, University of Washington Physicians
Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine

Faculty Information


Dr. Dellit is a Professor of Medicine in the clinician teacher pathway. He serves as President of University of Washington Physicians, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs/Clinical Risk Management at the University of Washington and as Associate Medical Director at Harborview Medical Center. He attends on the infectious diseases consult services with special clinical interest in traumatic orthopedic infections. His programmatic interests are focused on the reduction of healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial resistance, systematic improvements in healthcare quality, and clinical risk management.

Education & Training: 
Cornell University Medical College
New York, NY
Internship & Residency, Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
Assistant Chief Medical Resident
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Medical Center
New York, NY
Chief Medical Resident
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Fellow, Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Alpha Omega Alpha
George G. Reader Prize in Public Health, Cornell University Medical College
UW Medicine Service Excellence Award
Seattle Met’s Top Doctors
(206) 543-3106
Mailing Address: 
Health Sciences Building
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356380
Seattle, WA 98195
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
Clinical Interests: 
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Trauma and hardware-associated infections

Dellit TH, Chan JD, Fulton C, Pergamit R, McNamara EA, Kim LJ, Ellenbogen RG, Lynch JB. Reduction in Clostridium difficile infections among neurosurgical patients associated with discontinuation of antimicrobial prophylaxis for the duration of external ventricular drain placement. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014; 35:589-590.
 PubMed Abstract

Chan JD, Dellit TH, Choudhuri JA, et al. Active sureveillance cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a tool to predict MRSA ventilator-associated pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2012; 40(5):1437-42.
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Choudhuri J, Pergamit R, Chan JD, Schreuder A, McNamara E, Lynch JB, Dellit TH. An electronic catheter-associated urinary tract surveillance tool. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011; 32(8):757-62.
 PubMed Abstract

Evans HL, Dellit TH, Chan J, Nathens AB, Maier RV, Cuschieri J. Effect of chlorhexidine whole-body bathing on hospital-acquired infections among trauma patients. Arch Surg. 2010; 145(3):240-6.
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Dellit TH, Chan JD, Skerrett SJ, Nathens AB. Development of a guideline for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia based on local microbiologic findings and impact of the guideline on antimicrobial use practices. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008; 29(6):525-33.
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Dellit TH, Owens RC, McGowan JE Jr., et al. the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. Clin Infect Dis. 2007; 44(2):159-77.
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