Seth A. Cohen M.D.

Seth A. Cohen M.D.
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  • English


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Primary Care - Internal Medicine


Dr. Cohen is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington, the clinic chief of the Northwest Infectious Disease and Travel Medicine Clinics, and the medical director of infection prevention and employee health at Northwest Hospital. He specializes in caring for patients who may have compromised immune systems due to cancer, transplantation, or autoimmune disease, as well as people living with HIV. He is especially interested in general infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections, surgical infections and travel and tropical medicine.

Dr. Cohen received his Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Washington, where he also pursued a fellowship in Infectious Diseases. Dr. Cohen completed his residency, and served as chief resident, at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Cohen is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in treating all patients with compassion, humility, and the highest level of clinical excellence. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to connect with patients and their families on a daily basis, learn about their values, and develop a shared treatment plan based on their own goals.

Research Interests

I study the epidemiology of infectious diseases in patients with compromised immune systems. I'm particularly interested in investigating potential uses of probiotics after stem cell transplantation and how we can manipulate our own microbes to promote recovery and prevent adverse outcomes after transplant.


Institution Credential Year
UCSF - Dept. of Medicine Residency 2013
UW - Allergy & Infectious Diseases Fellowship 2016
Emory University School of Medicine Medical education 2009

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease 2015
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2012