Dorothy Patton, PhD
Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
1973
Languages: 
English

Faculty Information

Biography

Personal Interests:

Family Events and Game Night, Cooking, Gardening, Reading 

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

UW Medicine and its extensions with Children's, Harborview and Fred Hutchinson, provides a rich academic environment facilitating collaborative scientific research! 

What inspires you?

First and foremost, being surrounded by positive role models at all levels of my daily life. My research endeavors to improve women's reproductive health have not wavered over the course of my career. The impact of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on young women's reproductive health continues to be underappreciated, understudied and underfunded.  The need for vaccines and preventative technolgies to prevent acquisition of STIs continues to be a global problem. Thus, my laboratory continues to perform much needed preclinical studies to move potential vaccine candidates/preventative technolgies into Phase 1 clinical trials.