Dr. Santiago Neme specializes in infectious disease, is Associate Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director for Patient Safety & Quality at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington. In addition to general infectious diseases, Dr. Neme has expertise in hospital epidemiology, patient safety and quality, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and travel medicine.
Dr. Neme was born and raised in Argentina where he earned his M.D. degree. He first came to UW as an intern and resident in internal medicine and then returned to the University of Washington for a fellowship in infectious disease and formal training in epidemiology. Dr. Neme also earned a master's of public health from the University of Washington. His research focuses on HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in underserved populations (including Latino and East African men who have sex with men).
Dr. Neme is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. He is fluent in Spanish and French.
Patient Care Philosophy
Clear communication and information sharing are key to the delivery of excellent care.
As a physician, I believe in empowering my patients. Informed patients tend to be better equipped to make decisions. With the emergence of resistant organisms, resurgence of life-threatening infections, advances in HIV prevention and treatment, and highly effective hepatitis C treatments, it is very exciting to be an infectious disease physician today.
|UW - Infectious Diseases||Fellowship||2013|
|UW - Dept. of Epidemiology||Master Public Health||2014|
|Universidad Nacional de Tucuman - Facultad de Medicina||Medical education||2002|
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Internship||2006|
|University of Washington School of Medicine||Residency||2008|
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine||Residency||2008|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Infectious Disease||2013|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Internal Medicine||2008|