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Infectious Diseases
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease/ Clinical Research Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Director, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Associate Director, Infection Prevention, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

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Dr. Catherine Liu is a board certified physician who specializes in the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in patients with cancer and recipients of hematopoietic cell transplants. She is a Professor of Medicine at University of Washington and Professor in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. As Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, her goal is to optimize antibiotic use to prevent the emergence and spread of drug-resistant microbes and achieve the best clinical outcomes for patients. She also directs the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program at Fred Hutch, which manages patients transitioning from hospitalization to an outpatient setting who require intravenous antibiotics. In these roles, she develops guidelines to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics and leads a multidisciplinary team of advanced practice providers and pharmacists to assist clinicians with antimicrobial dosing and selection as well as monitoring for medication side effects. Prior to joining UW in 2017, she previously served on faculty at University of California, San Francisco.

research interests:

  • Antimicrobial utilization in immunocompromised hosts
  • Implementation and evaluation of strategies to optimize antimicrobial use in immunocompromised hosts
  • Epidemiology of multidrug resistant infections 
  • Prevention of healthcare-associated infections

clinical interests:

  • Infections diseases in immunocompromised hosts

Education & Training:

B.A., Stanford University

M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Intern, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco


2010 Team PRIDE Award, UCSF

2012 Elected to Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America

2014 Annual Patient Safety Award, UCSF Health

2016 Great Save Award, UCSF Health

2018 Golden Eddy Award, UWMC Patient and Family Education Services

2018 Impact in VIDD Team Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

2021 UW Medicine Cares Team Award