Warren T. Phipps, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Associate, Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division (VIDD), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Medical Director, Uganda Cancer Institute/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance

Faculty Information


Dr. Phipps' research focuses on human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) virology and the pathogenesis of Kaposi sarcoma (KS), the most common HIV-associated malignancy worldwide. Specific areas of investigation include factors associated with KS presentation and treatment outcomes, as well as host and viral gene expression in KS tumors. Dr. Phipps serves as the Medical Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute / Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance and oversees the program's research activities on infection-related cancers in Kampala, Uganda.

Education & Training: 
Harvard Medical School
Cambridge MA
University of Washington, School of Public Health
Seattle WA
Department of Medicine, University of California
San Francisco CA
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle WA
Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University
Freeman Fellowship for Student Research, Harvard Medical School
Joel E. Meyers Infectious Disease Fellowship, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Infectious Disease Society of America Annual Meeting Travel Award
(206) 667-4600
Mailing Address: 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N


Seattle, WA 98109


Mutyaba I, Phipps W, Krantz E, Goldman J, Nambooze S, Orem J, Wabinga H, Casper C.  A population-level evaluation of the effect of antiretroviral therapy on cancer incidence in Kyadondo County, Uganda, 1999-2008. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Aug 1; 69(4):481-6.
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Adebamowo C, Casper C, Bhatia K, Mbulaiteye S, Sasco A, Phipps W, Vermund S, Krown S. Challenges in the detection, prevention, and treatment of HIV-associated malignancies in low- and middle-income countries in Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014; 67: S17-S26.
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Phipps W, Saracino M, Selke S, Huang ML, Jaoko W, Mandaliya K, Wald A, Casper C, McClelland RS. Oral HHV-8 replication among women in Mombasa, Kenya. Journal of Medical Virology. 2014 Oct; 86(10):1759-65.
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Coghill A, Newcomb P, Margaret M, Richardson B, Mutyaba I, Okuku F, Phipps W, Orem J, Casper C. Contribution of HIV infection to mortality among cancer patients in Uganda. AIDS. 2013; 27(18):2933-2942 
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Phipps W, Saracino M, Magaret A, et al. Persistent genital herpes simplex virus-2 shedding years following the first clinical episode. J Infect Dis. 2011; 203(2):180-7.
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Phipps W, Ssewankambo F, Nguyen H, et al. Gender differences in clinical presentation and outcomes of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma in Uganda. PLoS One. 2010; 5(11): e13936.
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