Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Faculty Profile

Principal Investigator
Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases,
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA


Topics of Professional Interest:
  • Medical Education
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Primary HIV infection
  • Prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections
  • Routine care of HIV-infected individuals
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
Current Professional Summary:

Dr Spach is an Attending Physician at Harborview Medical Center's HIV Clinic, specializing in HIV medicine. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Mountain West AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Spach is editor-in-chief for the National HIV Curriculum, HIV Web Study, Hepatitis C Online, and Hepatitis Web Study.

Honors and Awards:
  • Ryan White National AIDS Education and Training Center Award
  • Paul Beeson Teaching Award, University of Washington
  • Outstanding Faculty CME Award, University of Washington
  • Medical Service Excellence Award, University of Washington
  • Duke University, MD
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Residency
  • University of Washington, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Selected Publications:

Wood BR, Karpenko A, Unruh KT, Martinez-Paz N, Annese M, Ramers C, Kimmerly L, Scott JD, Spach DH. Impact of a telehealth program in providing remote consultation and longitudinal mentorship to HIV providers across a broad geographic region. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 (In press)

Spach DH, Wood BR, Karpenko A, Unruh KT, Kinney RG, Roscoe C, Nelson J. Creating a National HIV Curriculum. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2016;27:261-73.

Chung MH, Severynen AO, Hals MP, Harrington RD, Spach DH, Kim HN. Offering an American Graduate Medical HIV Course to Health Care Workers in Resource-Limited Settings via the Internet. PLoS One. 2012;7:e52663.

Spach DH, Kanter AS, Dougherty MJ, Larson AM, Coyle MB, Brenner DJ, Swaminathan B, Matar GM, Welch DF, Root RK, Stamm WE.  Bartonella (Rochalimaea) quintana bacteremia in inner-city patients with chronic alcoholism.  N Engl J Med 1995;332:424-8.  

Spach DH, Silverstein FE, Stamm WE.  Transmission of infection by gastrointestinal endoscopy and bronchoscopy.  Ann Intern Med 1993;118:117-28.

Spach DH, Liles WC, Campbell GL, Quick RE, Anderson DE, Fritsche TR.  Tick-borne diseases in the United States.  N Engl J Med 1993;329:936-47.

Spach DH, Callis KP, Paauw DS, Houze YB, Schoenknecht FD, Welch DF, Rosen H, Brenner DJ.  Endocarditis caused by Rochalimaea quintana in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.  J Clin Microbiol 1993;31:692-4.  

Spach DH.  Bacillary angiomatosis.  Int J Dermatol 1992; 31:19-24.

Spach DH, Stapleton AE, Stamm WE.  Lack of circumcision increases the risk of urinary tract infection in young men.  JAMA 1992;267:679-81.


The 2017 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Clinical Conference

Webcasts of the The Clinical Pathway Track of the 2016 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment