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Paul Pottinger, MD, Infectious Disease, Seattle, WA, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Infectious Disease Seattle, WA

International Health, Travel & Tropical

Professor, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Pottinger

Dr. Paul Pottinger is an infectious disease specialist in Seattle, WA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, and UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and has been in practice 19 years. Dr. Pottinger accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 87 doctors at UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center and one of 25 doctors at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance who specialize in Infectious Disease. He has more than 70 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFellowship, Infectious Disease, 2002 - 2005
  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2002
  • Yale School of Medicine
    Yale School of MedicineClass of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2002 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Seattle Magazine, 2015, 2019-2021
  • Regional Top Doctor Seatle Metropolitan Magazine, 2013, 2017-2021

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations



  • Advances in Therapy 
    2019 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, Philadelphia - 4/10/2019

Authored Content

  • IDWeek 2021: Innovation, Resolution, and SolidarityOctober 2021
  • An ID Doctor’s Reflections on IDWeek: Physically Distanced, Socially Closer Than EverNovember 2020

Press Mentions

  • Tips to Avoid Airport Germs | UW Medicine | Newsroom
    Tips to Avoid Airport Germs | UW Medicine | NewsroomNovember 26th, 2019
  • UW School of Medicine Commencement Address
    UW School of Medicine Commencement AddressMay 24th, 2019
  • The AMA Does Not Speak for Us
    The AMA Does Not Speak for UsDecember 9th, 2016
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Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    First Choice
    Great West PPO
    Health Net Oregon PPO
    ODS Network
    Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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