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Steven A. Pergam, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Fred Hutch
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
UW Medicine
Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutch
Infectious Disease
“I strive to deliver the most advanced and practical knowledge available, working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. I aim to find solutions to challenging problems and prevent infectious diseases.”
— Dr. Pergam

Provider background

Specialty: Infectious Disease

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Dartmouth College
Medical Degree
University of Nebraska
University of New Mexico Hospital
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Board Certification
Infectious Disease, 2007, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health
Seattle Met's 2022 Top Doctors award

Dr. Pergam has received this peer-nominated award for his exceptional patient care multiple years in a row.


COVID-19 complacency: ‘A hard shift for the immunocompromised’
COVID-19 complacency: ‘A hard shift for the immunocompromised’

Even with vaccines and antivirals, cancer patients and many others are still vulnerable to infection; some safety tips for this evolving pandemic

SCCA’s team approach ensures safety amid COVID-19
SCCA’s team approach ensures safety amid COVID-19

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) leaders responded to the COVID-19 outbreak with unprecedented speed, thoughtful consideration and collaboration. Rapidly established COVID-19 infection prevention protocols allowed our staff to provide compassionate care while protecting our patients from the pandemic


Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch doctors. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Study ID:
Study of Rezafungin Compared to Standard Antimicrobial Regimen for Prevention of Invasive Fungal Diseases in Adults Undergoing Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ReSPECT)
Complete title
A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Rezafungin for Injection Versus the Standard Antimicrobial Regimen to Prevent Invasive Fungal Diseases in Adults Undergoing Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation (The ReSPECT Study)


Many of our Fred Hutch doctors conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other doctors and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch provider has written.


Our providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this Fred Hutch provider.

Dr. Steven Pergam Explains NCCN COVID-19 Update

SCCA’s Dr. Steven Pergam spoke with The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) about the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) update on COVID-19 vaccines and prevention.

Your care team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your doctor and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.


Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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