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Robert M.

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Sites of Practice
University of Washington Medical Center Montlake

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Dr. Rakita is a member of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Disease group at the University of Washington. He is involved with the care of patients with a variety of organ transplants (heart, lung, kidney, liver, pancreas, intestine), and interacts with fellows and residents on both the SOT ID inpatient team and while attending on General Medicine. He is particularly interested in the use of vaccines to prevent infections in this patient population, transplantation in HIV positive patients, and infections in patients with ventricular assist devices.

research interests

  • Clinical trials of new antimicrobials and new diagnostic methods in the SOT population
  • Natural history studies of infections in SOT

clinical interests

  • Solid organ transplant ID
  • HIV, particularly transplants in HIV
  • Vaccines

education & training

MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (1979-1983)

Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1983-1986)

Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle WA (1986-1990)


John Huff / Robert Hegstrom award, Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year (2003, 2006)

Mary McClinton Patient Safety Award, Surgical Site Infection Team (2009)

Seattle Met, Top Doc (2012-2015)

Seattle Magazine, Top Doc (2016-18, 2022)