Benjamin Lipsky, MD

Benjamin Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London)

Infectious Disease Seattle, WA

Visiting Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford and University of Geneva Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Washington


Office Address

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

Benjamin Lipsky, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London)

Infectious Disease Seattle, WA

Visiting Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford and University of Geneva Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Summary

  • 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.

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

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
    Oxford
    Provide clinical tutoring and teaching for medical students
  • Associate DirectorUniversity of Oxford School of Medicine
    Oxford
    Clinical and administrative duties with post-graduate medical students on the accelerated 4 year program

Education & Training

  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
  • University of WashingtonUniversity of Washington
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityWeill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License1974 - 2017
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInfectious Disease
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)Medicine
  • UK full GMC Medical LicenseMedicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Karel Bakker Foot Award from the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot, The Hague, NetherlandsInternational Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, 2015
  • Roger Pecoraro Award for Diabetic Foot ResearchAmerican Diabetes Association, 2012
  • Edward James Olmos Award for Amputation PreventionDiabetic Foot Global Conference, Providence Med Center, LA, 2008

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Research History

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

Committees

  • Independent Scientific Advisory Committee UK Medical Health Regulatory Association 2012 - 2015
  • Editorial Board International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot 2014 - Present
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