Benjamin Lipsky, MD

Benjamin Lipsky, MD

Infectious Disease Seattle, WA

Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

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  • University of Oxford
    Division of Medical Sciences
    Seattle, WA 98116


  • I spent 36 years at the University of Washington as Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and at VA Puget Sound as Director of the Primary Care Clinic before transitioning to Oxford and Geneva in 2012. My clinical research has included investigations of urinary and prostate infections in men, clinical microbiology and infection control, but mainly skin and soft tissue and bone and joint infections, especially of the diabetic foot. I also consult to numerous biopharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Lipsky's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Infectious Disease: General Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Interests: Wound care; Diabetes; Diabetic foot infections Skin & soft tissue infections Osteomyelitis Urinary and prostate infections

Dr. Lipsky's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Emeritus Professor of MedicineUniversity of Washington
    Seattle, WA
    Director, Primary Care Clinic, Seattle, VA Puget Sound HCS
  • Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Geneva
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Developing osteoarticular research unit
  • Teaching AssociateGreen Templeton College, University of Oxford
    Provide clinical tutoring and teaching for medical students
  • Associate DirectorUniversity of Oxford School of Medicine
    Clinical and administrative duties with post-graduate medical students on the accelerated 4 year program

Dr. Lipsky's Education & Medical Training

  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonFellowship, Infectious Disease
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonResidency, Internal Medicine
  • Cornell Univ Med CollWeill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityMedical School

Dr. Lipsky's Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License1974 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1976
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInfectious Disease, 1980
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)Royal College of Physicians (London)Medicine, 2009, Current
  • UK full GMC Medical LicenseUK full GMC Medical LicenseMedicine, 2011, Current

Dr. Lipsky's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Diabetes AssociationRoger Pecoraro Award for Diabetic Foot ResearchAmerican Diabetes Association, 2012
  • Diabetic Foot Global Conference, Providence Med Center, LAEdward James Olmos Award for Amputation PreventionDiabetic Foot Global Conference, Providence Med Center, LA, 2008
  • Outstanding Mentorship Award, RW Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (1998) Eugene Furth Lectureship Award, East Carolina University (2000) VA Directors Award of Merit (VISN 20), Department of Veterans Affairs (2003) Seattle Federal Executive Board Pu

Dr. Lipsky's Publications & Presentations

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Research History

  • Research interestsDiabetic foot infections, skin/soft tissue infections, osteomyelitis, prostatitis and urinary tract infections in men, pertussis, clinical microbiology

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