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Frederick S.

Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Sites of Practice
University of Washington Medical Center Monlake

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Fred is a native Seattleite.  He attended college at Princeton (Biology) then went to medical school at University of Washington.  He did an internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota before returning to UW for his fellowship in Infectious Diseases.  Fred has been on faculty at UW since 1995.  He is an NIH supported principal investigator with a lab located at the Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases (South Lake Union campus).  He has a clinical practice in general infectious diseases at UW Medical Center.  He also teaches infectious diseases in the medical school.  He and his wife (Dr. Jane Buckner) have two adult children. 

research interests

Dr. Buckner's research concentrates on drug discovery for diseases caused by pathogenic protozoa and bacteria. These include Trypanosoma cruzi (the cause of Chagas disease), Trypanosoma brucei (the cause of African sleeping sickness), Leishmania species (the cause of leishmaniasis), Cryptosporidium (a cause of diarrhea), and MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The lab works closely with chemistry groups that synthesize new compounds with antimicrobial properties.  The lab works on various biochemical targets for developing drugs including protein synthesis and protein kinases.

Clinical interests

  • General infectious diseases
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical medicine

education & training

College:  Princeton University ('83, Biology)

Medical School:  University of Washington ('88)

Residency (internal medicine):  University of Minnesota (1988-91)

Chief Resident (internal medicine):  Minneapolis VA (1991-92)

Fellowship (infectious diseases):  University of Washington (1992-95)


1983 Magna cum Laude, Biology, Princeton University

1988 Graduation with Honors, University of Washington (MD)

1994 Physician Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health

2004 Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar (University of Washington)

2006 Member, Western Society for Clinical Investigation

2012 Science in Medicine lectureship, University of Washington

2015 - 2017 President, Western Society for Clinical Investigation

2018 UW School of Medicine Preceptor Award for Service Learning

2018 Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical honors society

2021 Fellow Infectious Diseases Society of America