Florian Hladik, MD, PhD
Research Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adjunct Research Professor
Medicine
Division Chief, Clinical Research
Full Member, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
2006
Languages: 
English, German, some French

Faculty Information

Biography

Personal Interests:

Macroeconomics, (inter)national politics, hiking, cycling, skiing, travel

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

My clinical background is Dermatology and I trained in Austria and Germany, where sexually transmitted diseases and HIV fall into the domain of Dermatology. These are the areas I was always particularly interested in scientifically. Here in the U.S., these areas fall under the domain of Obstetrics and Gynecology and/or Medicine. This is one of the reasons I joined the OB/GYN department.  

What do you like about working at UW Medicine?

Collegiality, collaborative spirit, many smart and creative people with great work ethic.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

I love the mountains, I love Puget Sound and the ocean, I love the lakes. I like how green Seattle is and I don't mind the rain. 

What inspires you?

A good scientific talk, motivated young people, being in nature (Discovery Park, Mount Si, on the ferries ...), finding something new in the laboratory.

Board Certification: 
General Practitioner-European Union, 1995
Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases-European Union, 2000
Licensure: 
General Practitioner-European Union, 1995
Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases-European Union, 2000
Education & Training: 
MD
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
1993
Ph.D.
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria
2013
Honors: 
Venia docendi ("Habilitation"), Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases, University of Vienna
2003
Memberships: 
HIV Immunopathogenesis and Vaccine Development Study Section, NIH
FHCRC/UW Cancer Consortium
Center for AIDS Research