Michael J. Boeckh

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Professional Headshot of Michael J. Boeckh

Mailing Address

1100 Fairview Avenue N.
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States


Phone: (206) 667-6706
Fax: (206) 667-4411


Ph.D., Freie Universitat Berlin, Medicine (Dr. Med.), 1988.
M.D., Freie Universitat Berlin, Medicine, 1985.

Research Interests

- Cytomegalovirus: immune reconstitution, virus-host interactions, diagnostic, mechanisms of primary CMV infection via blood and stem cell products, impact in immunocompetent subjects with acute lung injury, prevention in transplant recipients
- Respiratory virus infections in immunocompromised hosts : biomarker, molecular diagnostic, disease associations, pathogenesis, immune response, treatment, prevention
- Genetic basis of infection complications in transplant recipients: whole genome studies and gene expression studies
- Infections in the immunocompromised host


(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

English: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)
German: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)


American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Hematology
German Society for Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases Society of America
International Society for Infections in the Immunocompromised Host


  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Targeted Clinical Research to Address Select Viral Infections: Randomized trial of CMV prevention in liver transplant recipients, 2011 to 2015.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Subclinical Viral Infection in Renal Allograft Injury, 2011 to 2015.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): CMV prevention in acute lung injury, 2010 to 2013.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Infection in HCT Recipients, 2009 to 2014.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Phase III trial of G-CSF stimulated granulocyte transfusions for the treatment of serious infections, 2008 to 2012.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): Adult Leukemia Center, Microbiology and Virology Core, 2006 to 2012.


Recent Publications

Chemaly RF, Aitken SL, Wolfe CR, Jain R, Boeckh MJ.  2016.  Aerosolized ribavirin: the most expensive drug for pneumonia.. Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society. Abstract
Ballen K, Woo Ahn K, Chen M, Abdel-Azim H, Ahmed I, Aljurf M, Antin J, Bhatt AS, Boeckh MJ, Chen G et al..  2016.  Infection Rates among Acute Leukemia Patients Receiving Alternative Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Abstract
Hill JA, Sedlak RH, Magaret A, Huang M-L, Zerr DM, Jerome KR, Boeckh MJ.  2016.  Efficient identification of inherited chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 using specimen pooling.. Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology. 77:71-76. Abstract