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Steven A. Pergam, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Infection Prevention
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician
UW Medicine
Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and Clinical Research Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Specialty:
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
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Provider background

Specialty: Infectious Disease

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
Dartmouth College
Medical Degree
University of Nebraska
Residency
University of New Mexico Hospital
Fellowship
University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Board Certification
Infectious Disease, 2007, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine
Other
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health
Languages
English
Awards
Seattle Met's 2019 Top Doctors award

Dr. Pergam has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Seattle Met's annual survey.

Stories

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

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA 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:
NCT03395405
Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Assess the Clinical and Antiviral Efficacy and Safety of Nitazoxanide for the Treatment of Norovirus in Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Complete title
A Phase 2 Multi-Center, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Assess the Clinical and Antiviral Efficacy and Safety of Nitazoxanide for the Treatment of Norovirus in Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Solid Organ Transplant Recipients (DMID Protocol # 16-0092)
Study ID:
NCT04060849
Nozin in Preventing Respiratory Viral Infections in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant, PREV-NOSE STUDY
Complete title
Prevention of Respiratory Viruses using Nozin in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients (PREV-NOSE Study)

Publications

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

Press

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

Life is not getting back to normal for those with a suppressed immune system

SCCA’s Dr. Steven Pergam, spoke with KOMO News about the importance of continuing to wear a mask if you have a suppressed immune system.

Who really needs coronavirus herd immunity? People with weakened immune systems

SCCA’s Dr. Steven Pergam, spoke with The Seattle Times about COVID-19 vaccinations, recommending them for immunocompromised patients.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team 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 physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA 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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