Wes Van Voorhis, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Professor
Department of Microbiology
Director, Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (CERID)

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Van Voorhis has over 25 years of drug discovery experience, particularly in structure-guided drug discovery. He has worked on pre-clinical drug development for malaria, trypanosomes, leishmania, and cryptosporidium.  In addition, he works extensively in target-based drug development and, where possible, uses iterative structure-based drug development.

He has 31 years’ experience as an infectious diseases specialist, and over 25 years’ experience in Drug Development and studies of PD/PK/ADME/ Toxicity/efficacy.

He conducts research, practices medicine and teaches at the UW. 

Education & Training: 
PhD, Immunology
Rockefeller University
New York NY
1976-1983
MD
Cornell University Medical College
New York NY
1978-1984
Resident in Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco CA
1985-1986
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
University of Washington Medical School and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle WA
1986-1989
Honors: 
President, Western Society for Clinical Investigation
2006-2007
Science in Medicine Lecturer, University of Washington
2012
President, Western Association of Physicians
2012-2013
Mayo Soley Award for Research Excellence, Western Association of Physicians
2015
Searle Scholar
1989
Pew Biomedical Scholars
1989