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Research Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adjunct Research Professor, Medicine
Division Chief, Clinical Research
Full Member, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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.

Research Interests: 

Sexually transmitted diseases
Mucosol immunology
Immune functions of the human placenta
Extracellular vesicles
HIV cure

Board Certification: 
General Practitioner-European Union, 1995
Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases-European Union, 2000
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

Venia docendi ("Habilitation"), Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases, University of Vienna, 2003

Date Joined UW Medicine: 2006

Languages: English, German, some French

My NCBI: My NCBI Bibliography

Publications: Find Dr. Hladik's Google Scholar profile here.

2020 Fred Hutch Science Spotlight - Immune surveillance triggers HIV reactivation
2020 UW Medicine Newsroom - New clues surface on how to block reemergence of HIV
2020 Cell Reports Medicine - Treatment with Commonly Used Antiretroviral Drugs induces a Type I/III Interfereon Signature in the Gut in the Absence of HIV Infection
2020 Fred Hutch Science Spotlight - The unintended immune consequences of HIV treatments
2020 Contagion Live - Examining the Factors Behind HIV Reemergence
2020 The Daily UW - New insights into how to prevent HIV from reemerging
2021 Daily UW - A new test developed by UW Medicine better detects active HIV inpatients
2021 UW Medicine Newsroom - New test better detects reservoir of virus in HIV patients 
2021 Fred Hutch Science Spotlight - Selective expression of granulysin in discretemenstrual phases
2021 Cell Reports Medicine - Measuring the size and decay dynamics of the HIV-1 latent reservoir