Santiago Neme M.D., M.P.H.

 Santiago Neme M.D., M.P.H.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Specialty

  • Infectious Diseases

Bio

Dr. Neme specializes in infectious disease, is director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health Services at Northwest Hospital, and clinical instructor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at UW. In addition to general infectious diseases, Dr. Neme has expertise in HIV, sexually transmitted infections, LGBT health and hospital epidemiology.



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 sees patients at the Northwest Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic and Harborview’s Madison and Infectious Disease Clinics. He is also fluent in Spanish and French.

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Neme believes 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.

Clinical Interests

HIV; sexually transmitted infections; PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis); LGBT health; underserved populations; hepatitis C; hospital epidemiology; antimicrobial stewardship.

Research Interests

HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in underserved populations (including Latino and East African men who have sex with men).

Education

Institution Credential Year
UW - Division of Allergy/Infect. Disease Fellowship
UW - Dept. of Epidemiology Master Public Health
Universidad Nacional de Tucuman - Facultad de Medicina Medical education 2002
University of Washington School of Medicine Residency
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Internship
UW - Division of General Internal Medicine Residency

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease 2013
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2008