Leah Hampson Yoke is an infectious disease physician assistant (PA-C) with a joint clinical appointment within the Allergy and Infectious Disease Division as well as the MEDEX PA Training Program in the Department of Family Medicine. Her roles include inpatient and outpatient infectious disease consultations for the immunocompromised services at UW-Montlake and the Fred Hutch Cancer Center, as well as infection prevention, OPAT, and antimicrobial stewardship.
She is also the chief PA for UW Medicine, representing and advocating for over 600 Advanced Practice Providers across the UW enterprise.
She serves as a board member of the Washington Academy of PAs (WAPA) as well as on the Advanced Practice Advisory Committee and the Dean’s Standing Committee for Women in Science and Medicine.
- The role of Advanced Practice Providers in infectious disease clinical services
- Antimicrobial stewardship in immunocompromised patients
- The role of OPAT in immunocompromised patients
- General infectious diseases
- SARS-CoV-2 infections in immunocompromised patients
- Internal Medicine
Education & Training
BS in microbiology, cum laude, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2008)
BS in laboratory medicine, magna cum laude, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2008)
Masters in Clinical Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2013)
Physician Assistant, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2013)
“Top Doc” in Infectious Disease, Seattle Met Magazine: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022- Seattle Met Magazine
“Golden Apple” Teaching Award, MEDEX PA Training Program, UW School of Medicine, 2018
VIDD Impact Award, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, 2017, 2018
Excellence in Teaching Award, MEDEX PA Training Program, UW School of Medicine, 2017
University of Washington John B. Coombs, MD Award for Leadership, 2013
U.S. Army Volunteer of the Month, 2009
Jacques Chiller Microbiology Award and Scholarship, University of Washington, 2006
Yoke LH, Lee JM, Krantz EM, Morris J, et al. Clinical and Virologic Characteristics and Outcomes of Coronavirus Disease 2019 at a Cancer Center. Open Forum Infectious Disease. 2021:8(6)1-9
Beieler A, Yoke LH, Pergam S, Liu C, Wald A, Dhanireddy S. Advanced Practice Providers in the Infectious Disease Workforce: A Nationwide Survey. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 2021: 24(1-4).
Ford ES, Duke ER, Cheng GS, Yoke LH, Liu C, Hill JA et al. Outcomes of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with incomplete control of confirmed or suspected invasive fungal infection before HCT. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. 2021: 27:684e1-684e9.
Jacinda C. Abdul-Mutakabbir JC, Hirsch EB, Ko C, Brown BR, Bandali A, Mordino J, Yoke LH, Bell T, Swartz TH, Syed U, Hlatschwayo M, Saunders IM. A Call to Action: A Need for Initiatives that Increase Equitable Access to COVID-19 Therapeutic. Lancet Regional Health-Americas. 2022 Jul;11:100263.