Lisa M Frenkel, MD

Lisa M Frenkel, MD


  • Biography

    Dr. Lisa Frenkel is an internationally recognized expert on HIV and infectious disease. She is Co-Director of the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute; Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington; and co-director of Seattle Children's Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Virology Clinics.

    Professor of Pediatrics and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; Member, Division of Infectious Diseases and Co-Director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Global Infectious Disease Research (CGIDR).


    1976 Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose
    1977 B.A., Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas
    1981 M.D., Kansas University Medical School, Kansas City, Kansas


    1981-1984 Pediatric Residency, University of California, Los Angeles, California
    1984-1987 Infectious Disease Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, California


    1999-present Director, HIV-1 Drug Resistance Testing for University of Washington Clinical Laboratory
    2003-present Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington
    2003-present Professor of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    2010-present Affiliate Investigator, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases


    University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    University of Kansas at Lawrence, Lawrence, KS


    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

    Clinical Interests

    Prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV disease, neonatal herpes simplex virus (HSV) and congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections

    Research Focus Area

    Infectious Disease, Virology

  • Related Resources

    • Frenkel Lab

      The Frenkel Lab aims to: understand the mechanisms that allow HIV to persist during antiretroviral therapy; develop practical, affordable tests to detect drug-resistant HIV; make insights into reservoirs of drug-resistant HIV and illuminate the pathogenesis of HIV-related diseases.

    • My Bibliography - NCBI

      For a list of my publications, please access MyBibliography.

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